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Lathe recommendations?
November 21, 2012
4:38 PM
Butsyboo2
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Hello I'm new to all this however been interested for quite a while, me and dad are looking into buying a lathe we've been recommended a warco but some people say to stay away frm them could any one recommend any thing, looking to spend around £800 to £1500 thanks much appreciated.

November 22, 2012
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Hi I assume you are in the UK, there are not too many Lathe maufacturers left now in the UK. It rather depends what sort of work and size you are planning to do, does it include screwcutting? Would a good secondhand one do? If so a myford may be suitable, I have an old pre war drummond that suits my needs. There are loads of secondhand machine tools around but watch that some are not in need to refurbishment.

I imagine you will get lots of suggestions on here, have a look at Clarke lathes for Sale at Machinemart but not sure how they compare with warco.

November 26, 2012
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Most new lathes in the price range you've mentioned will be made in China so it doesn't matter too much who is supplying it. Warco are as good as any other. Buying an old second hand machine is a good option as long as you know what to look for. Do you have any idea of the size machine you think would be best for you?

December 2, 2012
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Hi Bustyboo2, welcome to the site!

Nige and Mechanik have already given you good advice. Like Mechanik already sad, we really need to know a bit more about what you need and what your goals are before we can give you any decent advice.

Here in the US there is a great lathe for beginners made by Grizzly. The G0602 10x22 lathe. It's extremely capable for the price ($1,000 USD). I'm not sure if Grizzly ships overseas, but there are other similar lathes.

The other thing to keep in mind is that lathes and mills in the hobby price range hold their value well. So even if you pick a lathe and outgrow it you can always keep it as a secondary operation machine or sell it and get most of your money back (assuming you've taken good care of the machine).

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December 2, 2012
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Hi Bustyboo2, welcome to the site!

Nige and Mechanik have already given you good advice. Like Mechanik already sad, we really need to know a bit more about what you need and what your goals are before we can give you any decent advice.

Here in the US there is a great lathe for beginners made by Grizzly. The G0602 10x22 lathe. It's extremely capable for the price ($1,000 USD). I'm not sure if Grizzly ships overseas, but there are other similar lathes.

The other thing to keep in mind is that lathes and mills in the hobby price range hold their value well. So even if you pick a lathe and outgrow it you can always keep it as a secondary operation machine or sell it and get most of your money back (assuming you've taken good care of the machine).

NOTE: I work full time and I'm attending college full time as well. So if it takes me a few days to respond, please don't take it personally. If it's urgent please send me a Private Message.
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