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05-12-2006, 08:43 PM
These are coming up at a local auction and need some specs and if anyone has any experience with them.

KTF15 3/4hp mill drill
TD4A Lathe.


05-12-2006, 08:56 PM
I have no knowledge of those model numbers, but Wholesale Tools imports and badges the usual Asian import tools.

They may be good or bad, but inspect them closely and run under power if at all possible. They can be a good buy, but parts may be hard to come by if needed. If you can match them up to photos of other manufacturer's machines, you may get an idea of the new price.

Beware of auction fever, I would not recommend spending more than 1/2 the cost of new, and that only if in exceptional condition.

05-12-2006, 09:00 PM
here is their web site they still sell most of the stuff in one form or the other.

05-17-2006, 08:29 PM
I contacted Wholesale tool and the auctoneer and recieved the following information.
The lathe was made by Tida (TD-14A) in the mid to late '80's thats all I could get from WT.
The mill/drill was made by KTF in the same time frame. Both are from Tiawain.
Other info on the mill/drill I have is
WT complex drill/mill
Model KTF-15
Drill cap. 1"
Mill cap. 2 1/2"
Table 7 1/2" x 22"
3/4 hp

If anyone has any additional info I would appreciate it. These are at auction on Sat.