Myford ML8 lathe

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Forum topic by crappywoodworker posted 06-26-2011 06:33 PM 5698 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2011 06:33 PM

I was recently given a Myford ML8 lathe. Does anyone know the approximate street value. This is my first lathe. I won’t be using it for a while but I appreciate vintage machinery.

-- John Davis, D.C./Balt

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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 11:18 PM

Now that there is a cool lookin’ lathe! More like furniture than machinery And with an outboard tool rest as well. I’ll give ya twenty bucks…here and now;-).
Honestly don’t know what it’d be worth, but I would give someone’s right arm for it! Nice score.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 11:27 PM

All I see is little “x” (work computer). I still want it, though! What does that say about me:)? Post it in “vintage machines”; that’s where the metalheads lurk.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 11:36 AM

Those are superb lathes ! Getting one of those complete with a good stand , for nothing, means you are very lucky.
Just Google Myford ML8 and see the wealth of information- you wouldn’t see that if they were inferior machines.
Myford make superb small metal working lathes as well- still good British engineering as it used to be…..

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