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Metal Lathe

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:29 am
by Ramseynoah
Hello guys! I am looking for a metal working lathe. Being my first CNC, I do not want to make a mistake of buying just any lathe. I was hoping to use some expertise that you guys already have. I have been doing some research on Chinese based lathes. Am almost being drawn to buying one but then I thought ‘there must be some other good lathe out there. Any ideas please?

Re: Metal Lathe

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:30 am
by Ramseynoah
I would also not mind hearing your advice on a second hand machine.

Re: Metal Lathe

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:02 am
by CNCwizard
Ramseynoah wrote:Hello guys! I am looking for a metal working lathe. Being my first CNC, I do not want to make a mistake of buying just any lathe. I was hoping to use some expertise that you guys already have. I have been doing some research on Chinese based lathes. Am almost being drawn to buying one but then I thought ‘there must be some other good lathe out there. Any ideas please?
Hi, Welcome to the forum. Perhaps you could tell us the kind of materials (metal) that you will be working on.

Re: Metal Lathe

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 1:38 pm
by Pronto
Welcome to this place. Telling us how much you are willing to spend would also be of great help.

Re: Metal Lathe

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 1:41 pm
by Truestory
Pronto wrote:Telling us how much you are willing to spend would also be of great help.
Should be willing and able :lol: :lol: welcome to the forum buddy.

Re: Metal Lathe

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 1:43 pm
by Ramseynoah
Thanks for the quick response guys. The lathe should be able to work on most metal materials plus should able to produce some relatively large work pieces of about 50 to 60 cm long. I have budgeted about $2500.
Truestory wrote:Should be willing and able :lol: :lol: welcome to the forum buddy.

Am willing and able of course :lol: :lol: