Centre Lathe

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Pablo110
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Centre Lathe

Post by Pablo110 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm

I'm on the lookout for a small inexpensive Centre Lathe. 3-4" swing 18-30" between centres. Must be able to screw cut. Not bothered about age or condition but must be usable. Anyone know of one lying around anywhere?

Paul

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Re: Centre Lathe

Post by Sydsmith » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:38 pm

I bought a basic Myford with screw cutting kit a few years ago on fleabay for under £200 and sold it two years later for £260, my current Myford with all the bells and whistles cost me £450 at the time, now selling five/six years later for £100 more, well worth considering buying a decent lathe now and selling it on when the job is done.

Just a thought. Syd

Pablo110
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Re: Centre Lathe

Post by Pablo110 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 pm

I had an ML7 for many years, a good model makers Lathe. I always found it to be under powered and not very robust when working in more testing materials (Stainless, High tensile steels, etc). I was thinking more along the lines of a Boxford or a Harrison.

Regards,
Paul

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