Chester DB8 Lathe


Chester DB8 Lathe with tray & stand!
I would like to buy a lathe to get started on some model making, having had
a look around this lathe is on offer till the end of the month at £495 with
the stand and tray.
Any good or bad points about this lathe?
Is it a good starting point with room to move on to better things as I
progress?
Many thanks for your advise
Derek Peters.
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Derek Peters
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It actually sounds quite good at the moment, particularly as they have just put the price up to =A3850 on their website without the stand. I had the slightly longer bed version of this one (DB10-G) which would have been ideal but sadly was let down by very poor quality. And I don't mean paint chips or cheese steel fasteners or simple work-around fixes. However, others including this chap here
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have been very happy with what they have got. They appear to use different factories to supply the same item, and I think it can be a bit of a lottery as to how good or bad they can be.
After saying that, I now have an old Myford which needs a new leadscrew and a better motor and has 40 years of wear on it and will probably need a bed grind, and I dont think this will perform anywhere near as well as a new DB8 in its present condition, but it cost me nothing and I'm having as much fun rehabilitating it as I will using it. In summary I think its a bargain price for the lathe with the package you get, and would be ideal to start on, although you may want somehing bigger as time goes on. HTH
Peter
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Peter Neill
It actually sounds quite good at the moment, particularly as they have just put the price up to £850 on their website without the stand. I had the slightly longer bed version of this one (DB10-G) which would have been ideal but sadly was let down by very poor quality. And I don't mean paint chips or cheese steel fasteners or simple work-around fixes
These are on eBAY (Chester shop) at £495 but they have dropped the steadies, faceplate and four jaw chuck from the package.
Steve
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Steve

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