Australian Members; Looking for a Metal Lathe

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  1. Sep 30, 2017 #21

    blanik

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    The http://metalworkforums.com/ forum has a used equipment for sale/wanted part on their forum. It is an Australian based, and 99% of the stuff for sale is based in AU. I've bought a lot of stuff from the forum members over the years.

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    thank you very much, I shall have a look there :thumbup:
     
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    Yes there are some crazy high prices asked for Myfords and Hercuses (Herci??) but some cheapies out there too. Trouble is finding one close to your location. There's a Hercus 9" on Gumtree at the moment for $950 asking. BUT, it's 2,500 miles away in Western Australia.
    FWIW, when looking for/at Myfords, the Super 7 seems to sell for way more, like double, what a basic ML7 sells for. I've seen the ML7s go for reasonable prices about a grand, whereas the Super 7 seems to always command a $2,500 tag. Lot of extra money for a slightly better headstock bearing, cross feed and maybe a QC gearbox. On the other hand, I lucked on to an ML7 at a garage sale for $400 - but it was totally clapped when I got it home and cleaned the gunge off it. Luckily I have the engineering background to fix it myself.

    The SEIG lathes from Ausee mentioned in a previous post have a good rep. If all you are doing is model plane engines, you might consider one of their C3 Minilathes. Quite a bit cheaper than the bigger lathes and many a good model engine has been turned out on one of them. Quite a few good books dedicated to their use too.

    One I would advise you to steer clear of is the Optimum brand mini and micro lathes. Had a mate bought one and was quite poorly made.
     
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    Just remember it is in Sydney so you will more than likely have to drive down and pick it up .
    If you are thinking of getting them to courier it up to Brisbane you should contact the seller before you put a bid on it .
     
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