Thanks for the head's up. Hope it's ok to repost this.
I don't know much about the Maximat, though that would seem to be the
right model of Maximat in terms of size, facilities and so on.
It seems to be pretty similar to a Boxford AUD which I am familiar with,
and the right size and so on - the only problem I have with the AUD is
Any idea, how a Maximat would compare to a Boxford, especially in terms
of quality? I've looked it up at lathes.co.uk, and so on, but a general
The geared head seems to have potential problems; and while the fibre
gears may be quiet, I quite like a belt drive for general use, as when I
want real torque I'd always use backgear.
(not interested in a lathe without backgear, full stop. I want to do
threading, and even 1 kW on a 3.5 incher still won't give the torque a
decent backgear will.
moan moan, why oh Why don't the cheap chinese lathes have backgear?)
-- Peter Fairbrother
On 19/07/14 13:57, Mark Rand wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:02:14 +0100, in uk.rec.models.engineering you
>> I'm looking for a very good small lathe, something about 9 by 20
>> size - tabletop, or not much bigger than tabletop - something better
>> that the usual new Chinese or old english iron - does anyone have
>> any suggestions?
> Hi Peter,
> Just saw an Emco Maximat V10P come up on http://www.homeworkshop.org.uk/
> Don't know if that'd be of interest.
> Mark Rand