This Hyundai lathe seems to be a little less than I would pay for a
good Super 7. although the postage is 100 quid !
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.
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
PS I must point out I know nothing of this vendor, this is just my
opinion based on what they say.
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?
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
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
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
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.