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12-14-2002, 11:44 AM
Hi fellows, are any of you familar with this rotary? I just need one for a home shop, not production. My mill is 9X42. I would rather find one that is older and brand name but I live in a remote section of Az and makes it hard to find anything. Thanks for any reply's.
12-14-2002, 02:57 PM
Don't know who made it,
but ask the seller for maker and country of origin .
If from India, I wouldn't even finish reading the response !
12-14-2002, 03:17 PM
Definitely. If it's one of those "quality" Asian imports then he's asking too much.
12-14-2002, 04:32 PM
I bought a Brown & Sharpe style dividing head from this seller. It was "Elephant" brand, made in China. Had to laugh at that name. Best price I've found, and quality was same as more expensive Chinese dividing head from Travers, Enco, etc. Just ask any questions you have to the seller before auction ends. Note that his shipping prices are a little high, but he is up front with them. I was pleased with the seller, you just have to realize this is not swiss quality.
12-14-2002, 05:21 PM
Looks similar to Phase II tables. You may want to inquire if the dividing plates and attachments are included. A tailstock is also hahandy if it is a Horizontal/vertical table, but those are easy to build.
I have a Vertex 6" and I am pleased with mine - though I would rather have a Meca.
12-14-2002, 08:41 PM
Thanks for all the good advise fellows.
12-15-2002, 07:42 AM
ENCO currently has the PhaseII Horizontal/Vertical tables on sale. $219.95 for 8", $309.95 with table set. 10" is $279.95, $389.95 with table set. Table set adds tailstock and dividing plates.
They have truck shipping on these, so that is also a factor.
The low profile are cheaper, $179.95 for 8" and $189.95 for 10". These are UPS-able.
12-15-2002, 11:57 AM
Yes I do!
I bougth mine (a 4") for $105 from Machine Shop Discout Club (as seen in HSM). Its ok. It comes with a dial, dividing plates and dividers. The mounting plate is also the worm gear. Not the best, but I am using it to make a larger one. This one is a little big for my taig mill, but a little small for a typical verticle. I get a lot of use out of it on my 9" lathe. I thought it was worht the $105 plus $12 shipping.
[This message has been edited by tooljedi (edited 12-15-2002).]
12-15-2002, 08:19 PM
Thanks again. The Enco 10" is starting to look pretty good on sale.
12-16-2002, 08:19 PM
Recheck the Ebay prices. I got a 12" Troyke delivered to my door for $116.00. My buddy got a 12" Bridgeport from a guy at a machine tool auction, in Akron, Ohio about a month ago for $25.00. The guy won a bid on the lot of two 12" BP RT's for $50.00 and didn't know what to do w/the second one! True story.