Top class little lathe.

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Review by murch posted 05-23-2011 08:51 PM 8282 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought this little honey about 2 mts ago and have gotten very fond of it in the mean time. It has taken
some hard abuse from my awkward, inexperienced hands but we are still friends and I am certain that I have gotten very good value for money.
I was impressed right from the off with the weight of it and the general sturdy construction. It has 5 speeds that are easy to change (650 – 3000rpm) and it will turn a 10in o/d which is more than a few of them in the same price-range.
17.5in is approx what it will manage between centres, which seems about standard.
It has a 1/2hp motor and came complete with a face-plate, live centre, driver and a spanner.
It cost about E230 to buy it and have it shipped from England to my front door.

In conclusion, I think this is a perfect starter lathe that could also find favour with more professional turners.
Ask ‘em if ya got ‘em.

Best regards,

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 08:55 PM

I don’t know, Murch. It seems awful close to the floor. LOL

Nice lathe.


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#2 posted 05-23-2011 09:11 PM

Must be for turning while relaxing on the floor watching The New Yankee Workshop or something…

Just kidding. Nice lathe. How much does something like that run?

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 10:57 PM

thank´s for the rewiew Murch :-)
where did you buy it … just in case :-) still have a dream about making one in wood :-)
is the beam made of cast iron ?


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#4 posted 05-23-2011 11:04 PM

Laughing hard with Lee. I’ve never used this brand but I know Mads does, which makes me suspect that it is of very high quality.

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 08:21 AM

Thanks for the laugh Lee. It does look a bit daft, now that you mention it. My bench is outdoors and it was spilling rain at the time.

Dennis – DIYTOOLS in the U.K. They are on the net. All cast -iron.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 11:30 PM

thank´s Murch :-)

good luck with it

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 02:58 PM

Very nice Murch.
I hope you get many pleasurable years from it.

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 03:30 PM

It looks pretty good to me. Do they sell it in the states?

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 01:17 AM

I found them on a British wood working site for 209.99 pounds, or 325.32 USD. Here is the link:

It’s a German company that seems very reputable, and it seems like a good value.

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