I have just picked up my new lathe. It is a Boxford lathe but I have no idea as to what model it is, or even what it will do for me. But it works, it was cheap and I fancied it!
It is currently 3-phase.
My real interest is model planes and helis, as well as general pottering, so it'll have some use in the years to come.
I would like to know if anyonbe can tell me what sort of Boxford lathe it is, if there's anything special I ought to know about it and, I guess, whether it's "any good".
I came with a few bits and bobs, the most unusual (to me) was a four jaw chuck.
Should I leave it on 3-phase or is it possible to change it over? How do I get 3-phse to my workshop??
Images of said lathe are at...