On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 02:55:55 +0200, in uk.rec.models.rail you wrote:
You could also have a look at the following
If you want to spend a bit more money then there's the Cowell range
For a slightly larger lathe or mill, you might want to look at the
You might also want to look at the generic Far East 7" x 10" lathe
which is re-badged and sold through many outlets around the world.
Put "7x10 minilathe" into Google and you should come up with a lot of
hits about web pages and forums discussing how to live with the beast
:-) They seem to need a bit of work to get them going properly, but
once this work is done, they seem to be a good buy.
You could also look at a Myford ML10 which is the smallest in the
Myford range but can use most of the wide range of accessories for the
If you want to look at buying second hand, then have a look at the
private ads on Chris Heapy's pages although these pages are UK based
and you might have to negotiate delivery overseas.
Buying second hand can be a good bet since you do normally get chucks
and tooling as well, and the cost of these when bought with a new
lathe can often double the cost. The only caveat is that you have to
be a bit careful buying second hand machinery and you would be taking
a bit of a risk if you couldn't check out the machine beforehand.
However, I haven't seen any adverse comment about transactions on
Chris Heapy's list.
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