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Axminster CQ6230B metal lathe

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by mrcabrach, 1 Feb 2013.

  1. mrcabrach

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    Been looking for a lathe this last few weeks thought i could mabe make some air conditioning pipe fittings & mabe the odd agri shaft.
    So i was thinking around 500mm - 1000mm between centers .
    Been looking at Warco, Axminster, Meyer, all around the 3.5k mark
    also enquired about a Colchester but £11700 + vat made me gulp then say ok i will think about it
    Anyway i have agreed to purchase a 2nd hand Axminster ex school use if as good as described £1500 8 year old all the tools.
    Can anyone advise on any faults to look out for.
    viewing next week
     
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  3. Norcon

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    Air conditioning pipe fittings? Agri shaft?
    Is this a wind up?


    Both have the potential too kill and maim, bodged up incorrectly on a home lathe.
    And in any case a lathe is useless in either case.

    You go too Dean and Wood for the ac pipe fittings and your local argricultural machinery dealer for the agri drive shaft.
     
  4. mrcabrach

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    If idiotic replys could kill you would be dead
     
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    Nice to see the art of genteel conversation is not dead ;)
     
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    Still alive i see. Tell me what experiance have you had with lathes ?
    Because judgeing by your first reply you have nocorn between the ears.
    But mabe you know everything.
    heating system working fine now glad you couldent help with that
     
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    Not a lot but do have one of these in the workshop and was using it today in fact. Almost 8hp in that big beastie.
    A Colchester Mascot 1600. Highly sought after and a fine piece of engineering.
    [​IMG]

    And have this little model almost completed which was done on my Delta wood lathe. Real purdy innit?
    [​IMG]
     
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    mmmm looks ok
    so what do you make with the Colchester ?
     
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    Used to make quite a few bushings for digger buckets and dump trailer axels.
    Also the odd brake disc skim.
    Was skimming a pin for a log chopper yesterday to make it fit the 30mm hole I'd just drilled.
     
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