What do you think of this Hyundai lathe ?

This Hyundai lathe seems to be a little less than I would pay for a
good Super 7. although the postage is 100 quid !
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is it likely to be any good ? I have heard some bad stories about
the quality of some of these lathes from the far east, but Hyundai is
supposed to be a reasonable company isn't it ?
Or should I just get a Myford instead. There seem to be an awfull lot
more accessories and books and all sorts of other stuff for the Myford.
I am intending to use this in making small sterling engines and some
small stationary steam engines.
Reply to
krugman
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Myford.
Never seen one, but from the description let's hope (and also check!!!!) that "MK3 and MK2" tapers are indeed Morse #3 & Morse #2 and not some oddball
AWEM
Reply to
Andrew Mawson
It's probably the same as one of the other imported machines (Chester, Warco, Arc, Etc.). The only comment to pass on this particular vendor is that, judging from the listing details, they know nothing at all about this item. They've just bought it in a box from China (or similar location) and will sell it on to you in the same box. Which is OK if you know what you are doing and it's a good price, but not much use if you expect to be able to phone someone with problems after purchase.
Regards Kevin
PS I must point out I know nothing of this vendor, this is just my opinion based on what they say.
Reply to
Kevin Steele
Actually, now I've read thier feedback I think this is a dealer from outside the UK -possibly even the manufacturer selling direct. Should be good for price, but not so good for after sales service or spares. Is there a UK dealer for this brand?
Reply to
Kevin Steele
Looks like a 'box pusher'...other auctions have been for items such as pizza makers, coffee machines etc. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you know what you're buying...
Regards,
Reply to
Stephen Howard
i have had bad experiences with asian lathes so i would not touch on
with a bargepole.if it was me i would buy a good secondhand myford.
kep your eyes open on homeworkshop.org.u
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bolmas
Thanks guys. I think I have more or less settled on getting a Myford Super 7 probably going to be far more versatile in the future.
Reply to
krugman
If you buy at the right price it's pretty much an investment anyway - should the time come when you want to upgrade you'll find the Myford will fetch a good price, and there are no shortage of buyers for decent kit.
Regards,
Reply to
Stephen Howard
MK is the German abbrevation for MT (Morse Kegel = Morse Taper; Kegel = Cone). MK and MT are the same.
Nick
Reply to
Nick Müller
hi all, i know that knowa days 600 quid isnt regarded as a lot of money, but bear in mind that once you've bought the lathe, your stuck with it! if your not happy with it then you have the hassle of trying to get rid of it, i think i would buy a tried and tested machine from the start, something like myford, colchester, harrison ect, you just have to browze through the forums to see what trouble and night mares some people have with their new imported machines, im not saying they are crap! im saying they sometimes have problems, just think to your self what one of the old timers in the industry would buy if they had 600 quid spare, they would buy a british/american/german machine something made from quality casts and such, a machine that actually works with a high degree of accuracy, you will pick up a lovelly colchester student/chipmaster or a exellent exampled clausing or harrison fully tooled for about the 600 quid mark if you look around, i should imagin most of the model engineering community have lathes that are pre war and in some cases pre wwI used with great accuracy, this alone tells one that its worth buying "old", i have read on a forum that a fella bought a brand new import imperial lathe only to find that the leadscrew was metric and the sc 3 jaw chuck had a run out of an egg, then he had problems with the electrics which he admitted that if he hadnt been competant with electrics and rewired for the uk he would have been killed, granted that this all happened a few years ago and the suppliers have got their acts together, "we hope" or so we've been led to beleave, im sure i learned my lessons from other peoples mistakes and keep well clear! well at least if you buy a myford there is always a helping hand somewere to be called upon even if you have to go to myford them selfs and there is loads of extra tooling to make/buy all the best for 2006 bill
Reply to
blueswarf
It's a lot of money when you can get an ex school boxford for £300-£400, these are coming up regularly on EBay due to schools closing their workshops. I got one and by the time I had bought all the extras I could dream of had not spend £600.
Greg
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Greg

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