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Old 18th Nov 2023, 8:07 pm   #1
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Default New lathe.

I sold my old South Bend 9A and down sizing to mini lathe.

The old lathe weight was 700 pounds and new lathe is 80 pounds. I'm doing in case I need to move to small place. I still a lathe for winding coils.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/8x14-2250...ore/5116832219

It will here next week

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Old 18th Nov 2023, 9:09 pm   #2
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Nice one, those South Bend's are massive machines- but nice. I only possess a lowly Myford ML4, a very old lathe.
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The Drummond/Myford M series was a copy of a South Bend. and the circle is completed!

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New lathe in my shop

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I was thinking of buying one of those small lathes, I already have a little lathe, but the belt is on its last legs, and they seem rather hard to source! Plus I just fancied an upgradeā€¦

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New lathe in my shop

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That's almost identical to mine. I bought it second hand and it came with a 4 jaw chuck, I bought a 3 jaw and have not had a need to use the 4 jaw since.

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There are plenty of pre owned lathes available on Model Eng. forum. I believe Boxford is a UK copy of South Bend and there was a copy made in VK land. Schools way back, had Boxford lathes so plenty around, a bit big and clumsy for coil winding, nice vee bed though, unlike Myford flat bed. Regarding 4 jaw chucks, once you get the hang of using one you will dispense with the 3 jaw, 4 jaw is so versatile. Ted
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Looks like the generic Chinese lathe that pops up under a number of brand names and with different options. I have the Machine Mart version and initially had problems with poor adjustment ex-factory of the gibs on the cross slide.
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My lathe is under several names .
The model is PV210V.
Anything I buy new or used I check adjustment. The bouncing in shipping will loosen everything.

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The Drummond/Myford M series was a copy of a South Bend. and the circle is completed!

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If read ads on South Bend Lathe a lot of electronic manufacturers used the 9A and the older version.
I found very handy for making knobs, Coils even probes and the list goes on.

Today I keep a inventory of brass and aluminum for making parts . Most faster to make part than find on internet

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..... Regarding 4 jaw chucks, once you get the hang of using one you will dispense with the 3 jaw, 4 jaw is so versatile. Ted

Yes, when I was an apprentice, we had a wide range of lathes to work with. The first thing I did whenever I encountered one fitted with a three jaw chuck was to immediately replace it with a four jaw. I got very adept at using a dial gauge! The main problem with three jaw chucks is that they NEVER run perfectly true. This is not a problem if you're only turning one end of a workpiece and then parting off. But, for me, this was hardly ever the case. Turn the workpiece round and you can end up with one end a fair few thou out relative to the other. Also, you can reverse the jaws of a four jaw - which is very handy at times.

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These forums are not the place for detailed discussions about the use of machine tools, it's more appropriate for Model Engineering and similar forums.

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