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reb500 7th February 2019 08:19 PM

lathes
 
howdy all
anyone here bought one of them there chinese made mini lathes
if so what ya reckon .

kawasixxer 7th February 2019 08:32 PM

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[quote=reb500;3563879]howdy all
anyone here bought one of them there chinese made mini lathes
if so what ya reckon .[/quote]

A link to what your thinking of buying would be great. Youíll get more information :thumbsup2:

reb500 7th February 2019 09:00 PM

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[url]https://www.amadeal.co.uk/acatalog/----span-style--font-size--16px------CJ18---100mm-3jaw---Metric-----span-----AMA_LA_CJ18_M_3JRB.html[/url]

proto 7th February 2019 09:28 PM

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I would expect if to have an underpowered motor and plastic gears by default

reb500 7th February 2019 09:45 PM

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[quote=proto;3563885]I would expect if to have an underpowered motor and plastic gears by default[/quote]

the plastic gears can be replaced with steel gears for about 100 euro or so not sure about the motor, it's a mini lathe for small hobby type stuff i don't expect to make gearbox shafts with it :lbhbh:
i was just asking if anyone here has bought one :thumbsup2:

Gixxer 7th February 2019 10:58 PM

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The motor is 550W. My hand held food blender is 800W.

reb500 8th February 2019 12:04 AM

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[quote=Gixxer;3563890]The motor is 550W. My hand held food blender is 800W.[/quote]

is it chinese made :lbhbh:

me2 8th February 2019 01:39 AM

[quote=reb500;3563892]is it chinese made :lbhbh:[/quote]
yer naasty :lbhbh:

dec c 8th February 2019 09:53 AM

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Load of shite

reb500 8th February 2019 10:46 AM

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[quote=dec c;3563911]Load of shite[/quote]



that's what i was thinking :thumbsup2:

allsorts&oddjobs 8th February 2019 11:35 AM

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why buy one a them heaps of shite when you can get a good lathe for about 800yoyos, we got one last year, its an old myford 7, in excellent shape for 800, better than chinese shite anyday, my eldest lad went 1/2 share in it so it only cost me 400 plus we bought a few odds and sods for it since but maybe get a mate/brothe/uncle/sister?? to go shares, makes it cheap and its not as if youre gonna be using it all the time.

allsorts&oddjobs 8th February 2019 11:36 AM

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by the way, chopper was selling a good myford recently, dunno if its still there but if you got that you can be sure its a good one.

reb500 8th February 2019 01:10 PM

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[quote=allsorts&oddjobs;3563922]by the way, chopper was selling a good myford recently, dunno if its still there but if you got that you can be sure its a good one.[/quote]

thanks for that :thumbsup2:

my problem is i have limited space in my shed,i'll have to look at some and check out the size.

kawasixxer 8th February 2019 02:11 PM

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Personally wouldnít be bothered with that shite :lbhbh: havenít seen or used one in the flesh though but can imagine they are a waste of money. Can only judge by other equipment that Iíve seen coming from that neck of the woods. On the safety side the 550w motor would stop if you got tangled up in it :lbhbh::lbhbh:

the landshark 8th February 2019 02:20 PM

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The other thing lads forget is the cost of tooling. You need to spend about another grand to really get the use out of it.
On my list of must haves for any lathe is a set of indexable tool holders, about €200 with a few small inserts. A revolving centre, a quick change toolpost and holders and a four independent jaw chuck would follow closely behind. A collet chuck is very handy too.
Bear all that in mind and a second hand myford 7 or similar with some tooling really starts to make sense.
I have two lathes, a storebro gs210 800x2000for the heavy work and a small optimum 140x550 for handy jobs. For a home lathe the optimum is a nice piece of kit.

CodeJACK 8th February 2019 03:00 PM

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I was considering one of them mini lathes too but decided a tig welder was more urgent. There are some very good youtube vids of lads that use them for all sorts of metal work and have modified them to reduce chatter and improve precission. If you didnt mind a project to fix all its quirks before use, they might be worth it depending on what your gonna be using it for.

reb500 8th February 2019 10:24 PM

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thanks for all the replies,i'm gonna look into getting a proper lathe but it will have to be small as i'm stuck for space there was a smallish atlas on dungdeal last week for 750 and it came with some tooling the seller described it as a bench lathe i'll keep looking.

and thanks again :thumbsup2:

Gixxer 8th February 2019 10:43 PM

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[quote=reb500;3563957]thanks for all the replies,i'm gonna look into getting a proper lathe but it will have to be small as i'm stuck for space there was a smallish atlas on dungdeal last week for 750 and it came with some tooling the seller described it as a bench lathe i'll keep looking.

and thanks again :thumbsup2:[/quote]

Seriously though, it would be like buying a Chinese bike, and the same rules apply. You'd be far better off paying a bit extra for a decent used lathe than buying that shite. It'll be made from recycled bean cans.
Spend a few extra yoyos and buy yourself a boxford or myford or something similar.

reb500 8th February 2019 11:26 PM

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[quote=Gixxer;3563960]Seriously though, it would be like buying a Chinese bike, and the same rules apply. You'd be far better off paying a bit extra for a decent used lathe than buying that shite. It'll be made from recycled bean cans.
Spend a few extra yoyos and buy yourself a boxford or myford or something similar.[/quote]

for once yer right :lbhbh:

thanks man :thumbsup2:

Gixxer 8th February 2019 11:27 PM

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[quote=reb500;3563963]for once yer right :lbhbh:

thanks man :thumbsup2:[/quote]

I'm always right. It's not my fault others can't see this :talktohand:

johnny b 9th February 2019 07:38 AM

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[quote=Gixxer;3563964]I'm always right. It's not my fault others can't see this :talktohand:[/quote]

This statement is Fake news!:lbhbh:


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