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Spin Doctor
02-09-2005, 07:10 PM
Saw this on an Aussie site I just joined

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=633&item=3847210625&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

The lathe is also sold in the UK as a Chester DB10 and in Canada as the Force 10x22 by House of Tools. Looks to be a difinite step up from the 9x20

rimfireshooter
02-09-2005, 07:25 PM
Hi Spin Doctor,
I think Grizzly sells the 11x26 light duty lathe.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/item.cfm?itemnumber=G9972Z

I think it is close to the machine you are looking at.

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Spin Doctor
02-09-2005, 07:30 PM
Yah, it looks close (my bad) but from the Green Bears reputation I have my doubts. The one on the ebay auction is made by the Sieg factory which as I understand it has a decent reputation in building small lathes. And working the exchange rate it comes to $1140

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pgmrdan
02-09-2005, 07:54 PM
Sieg makes the Grizzly/Harbor Freight/Homier/etc. 7x12 mini-lathe and others.

BillH
02-09-2005, 08:01 PM
And the Micro and mini mills.

BillH
02-09-2005, 08:06 PM
And by the way, If you want one, just call up Sieg, they will send one on a ship to your specs.

TOOL PIG
02-10-2005, 07:09 PM
SPIN DOCTOR: do a i-net search on cester u.k. a db10g is what you want. i talked to them about a mill that's not avalible here. they will special order for n. american voltage requirement's. i then checked air freight cost's 500 buck's can. england to vancouver b.c. for 350 lbs. or call " THE TOOL PLACE" kelowna b.c. canada sell u what u want, 10x22 norton style gear box ect.

Allan Waterfall
02-11-2005, 10:44 AM
I'd be very wary of dealing with Chester UK.I bought a 626 mill and it was returned within a week.

In my experience their after sales service is none existant and the buck never stops getting passed.

They actually managed to turn it into a none working example before delivering it,pre delivery checks are none existant.

Allan

Milacron of PM
02-11-2005, 11:25 AM
Looks like the Chinese were "inspired" by the current Emco Super 11 C http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif