I've always wanted a good metalworking lathe, to add to my bag of tricks, >> Reg's latest rebuild << has got me thinking about it again
With the economic slowdown, I've seen a lot more machines on sale here used, here are a couple of examples just to show you what I'm looking at.....
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A Translation of the auction text...
It is at 35,000 yen and the buy now price is 120,000 yen.KL series of small precision machine tools in our production Our experience and technology is the most compact high-performance precision bench lathe was designed and built for high speed machining of precision parts. Extremely wide range of applications. Watches, cameras, sewing machines, instruments, communications equipment and is ideal for machining of precision parts and optical equipment. Swing over bed of 200mm diameter collet φ16mm X-axis travel 60mm Z-axis travel 65mm Spindle motor 0.4kW floor size of 750 × 375mm Machine weight 130kg required size of the product width 76 × depth 38 × height 104 is 3-phase 200V power supply.
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No bids yet, at 49,000 yen start.High-speed precision bench lathe model LB6 3-phase. Made in 1952. The motor that runs the oil pump does not work, but the oil pump does Do not have a version of Chuck. Body size is 86cm × 63cm × H100cmSeller is agent. Pickup is OK.
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This one is only 20,000 yen right now.<KL-16> KITAMURA
Swing on the bed: 200mm
Collet diameter: φ14mm
X-axis travel: 60mm
Z-axis travel: 65mm
Spindle motor: 0.4kW
The size of the required floor: 750 × 375mm
Machine weight: 125kg
Power: 200v (3 phase)
I would sure like to add an nice solid metalworking lathe to my Dungeon, does anyone have any comments on these examples?