PDA

View Full Version : seems like a good buy for the money



Alistair Hosie
12-21-2005, 12:16 PM
You boys in America love these and they normally can't be bought this cheaply what's wrong Alistair


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7571645033&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Evan
12-21-2005, 12:29 PM
"Selling as I have now retired and need to clear workshop."


What? There is something wrong with that statement.

Alistair Hosie
12-21-2005, 03:15 PM
why is it wrong ? Perhaqps he rented the workshop for professional use and has to give it up now he's retiring.Alistair

cam m
12-21-2005, 04:24 PM
Alistair
I see two things that would affect any bidder over here. 1.) some wear on slide The slide wear I've seen in other machines only became worth mention after the ways were virtually thrashed means a rescrape of the ways and slide to make a tight machine. 2.) 415 V - 3 phase. The most common shop voltage I recall is 220/380 (Europe and UK?)or 220/440 (North America). Aside from the voltage issue is the three phase issue. Most HSM do not have access to 3 phase power. Meaning invest in a phase convertor or VFD, or but a new 2 HP or so single phase and put up with their foibles.

JCHannum
12-21-2005, 07:19 PM
It is not very well described, and poor photo. It is not a good time of year to sell something that might be bought with discretionary money. People are hanging onto their money until after Christmas.

Somebody probably got a decent machine for that price. It is still a good idea to inspect before buying.

bob308
12-22-2005, 04:03 PM
well for one thing it is over there not here on this side of the pond. now it is a large lathe and they dont bring as much as the small ones because they are hard to move for the hsm people.
i got mine 14-1/2" sb about 10 years ago for 1,500 with a steady rest taper atchment 5c collects 3and 4 jaw chucks and other things. it is a 1951 toolroom modle. it is a between lathe too big for the hsm and too old for a full time shop.