Hobbymat MD 65 any good?

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  1. Jan 25, 2018 #1

    Jibaro

    Jibaro

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    Hi-

    64 year old newbie here.
    Just bought a partially built Stuart 10V.

    (My 10H is lonely!)

    Turns out it needs more machining.

    I'm on a limited budget. Saw this on Craigslist and it looks better than a new Chinese machine.

    It comes with the milling attachment and priced at $500 FOB Montana. I would need to convince the seller to ship it, likely via Fastenal.

    These things any good?

    Is there something else I should be looking for?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 25, 2018 #2

    Scrat

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    Hi,

    I have the Hobbymat MD65 and the milling attachment.
    Good enough for all I need (5" gauge steam locos).
    One recommendation: separate the two.
    I have found another base for the milling attachment and connected it to a spare cross table.
    This saves a lot of converting to and fro when alternatively using the mill and the lathe.
    Pay attention to the change wheels.
    The Hobbymat is the yellow(-ish) twin of the Proxxon. Most parts are directly interchangeable.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2018 #3

    JCSteam

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    Oopps sorry didn't mean to post that here.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2018 #4

    fcheslop

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    Location:
    The land of the Prince Bishops
    Used to own one and it was an adequate little machine
    It gets a bit tedious winding the saddle back as there no half nuts or at least my version didnt have
    From memory I think the feeds screws are counter intuitive
    You can still buy them new
    I would buy another if the need came about
    Be careful when adjusting saddle to bed fit Iv seen something or other about cracking the casting if its not done incorrectly
     

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