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Old 7th February 2019, 08:19 PM
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howdy all
anyone here bought one of them there chinese made mini lathes
if so what ya reckon .
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Old 7th February 2019, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by reb500
howdy all
anyone here bought one of them there chinese made mini lathes
if so what ya reckon .
A link to what your thinking of buying would be great. Youíll get more information
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Old 7th February 2019, 09:00 PM
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https://www.amadeal.co.uk/acatalog/-...18_M_3JRB.html
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Old 7th February 2019, 09:28 PM
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I would expect if to have an underpowered motor and plastic gears by default
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Old 7th February 2019, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by proto
I would expect if to have an underpowered motor and plastic gears by default
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
i was just asking if anyone here has bought one
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Old 7th February 2019, 10:58 PM
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The motor is 550W. My hand held food blender is 800W.
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Old 8th February 2019, 12:04 AM
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The motor is 550W. My hand held food blender is 800W.
is it chinese made
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Old 8th February 2019, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by reb500
is it chinese made
yer naasty
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Old 8th February 2019, 09:53 AM
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Load of shite
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Old 8th February 2019, 10:46 AM
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Load of shite


that's what i was thinking
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old 8th February 2019, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by allsorts&oddjobs
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.
thanks for that

my problem is i have limited space in my shed,i'll have to look at some and check out the size.
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Old 8th February 2019, 02:11 PM
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Personally wouldnít be bothered with that shite 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
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old 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
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Old 8th February 2019, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by reb500
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
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.
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Old 8th February 2019, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
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.
for once yer right

thanks man
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Old 8th February 2019, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by reb500
for once yer right

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