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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Welcome to Colchester Machine Tool Solutions' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Here you will find a selection of General and Technical FAQ's that we generally get asked - whether that's for a lathe, mill, drill, saw, grinder or a workholding issue.

If we haven't answered your query fully, please don't hesitate to contact our technical team on +44 (0) 1924 415000, or alternatively, contact us through our web contact form.

Q.Where can I find my machine serial number?

On CNC machines and standard machines built after the introduction of CE marking the serial number will be on the CE plate on the back of the machine.

On standard machines prior to CE marking - the serial number is stamped directly into the lathe bed.

Q.How often should I change my backup batteries

The more the machine is powered down the more the battery is used, but generally we would recommend changing them every 12 months

Q.Where can I download a manual for my machine?

To ensure you have the correct manual particular to your machine they are only available through our spare parts department.

Please contact them directly on +44(0) 1924 412603 with your machine serial number. Please note that the larger CNC manuals are chargeable.