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    Post  tattooed Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:55 pm

    hi guys
    As the title says i'm looking to buy a lathe got about £800 towards it so what would you recommend going to use it for end caps and for turning brass/ali so whats the best one to go for
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:23 pm

    Hi Andy,
    try to get hold of a myford  ML7 OR SUPER 7, try ebay they are often on there,they do come up at that sort of money and are without a doubt the best for our kind of work,with plenty of spares around as you will see on ebay.
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    Post  profesorul Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:41 pm

    Or :

    http://www.sherline.com/

    or heare You have more were to choose:

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/
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    Post  profesorul Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:48 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll7E7WNHgFw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NCYY8Vj-Lk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZMurgo0C90

    and manny manny other to choose from.
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:59 pm

    Myford is a great hobby workshop machine!
    The South Bend 9A is another great lathe that comes up for sale in your area.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:10 pm

    I know I have a southbend which I was given 20 odd years ago,its about a 1935 I rebuilt it hand scrapped the bed,fitted it with a modern motor and have been using it ever since and when I checked the tolerences last year it is still within 2 thou over 48 inches,they just don't make them like that these days.
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:31 pm

    Wow! Now that's tight tolerances.
    What model is that?
    I have been looking the an 8"x36" South Bend Junior.
    The new South Bend 8"x36" #1001 lathe has been getting rave reviews on www.practicalmachinist.com/forum
    The price has been slashed, too.

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    http://www.grizzly.com/products/8K-8-x-18-Lathe/SB1001
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:34 pm

    Here is the South Bend Junior 8"

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/southbend/page3.html
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    Post  david f Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:52 am

    If you have not got too much space and/or money I would have a look at the Taig lathe (Peatol in the UK) - I find it good for subs. The mini-lathes available from places like Machine Mart have a growing reputation.

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    Post  tattooed Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:32 pm

    been looking at the myford lates on e-bay nice machines but a little to big for the space i have at the moment have my eye on a nice warco lathe
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:52 pm

    A good used South Bend 8" x 36" Junior is small and usually sells for around 450£.

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/southbend/page3.html

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