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    Post Sieg mill?

    I posted this elsewhere so I apologize for repeating myself but it may have gotten buried so I'll do a stand alone;

    anyone familiar with this miller?
    http://www.lathemaster.com/SIEG%20X3...%20MACHINE.htm
    Len

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    Lots of info on this website.
    http://www.tedatum.com/thms/

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    There is a lot of stuff about these on the web in various places.
    I know a few guys who have these, they are called the X3 over here
    Quite a few have been converted to CNC, some have had the initial gear train replaced by tooth belt drive for quietness and I have seen one direct driven from a large DC motor and variable speed control.

    They seem a good machine once a few niggles have been ironed out.

    Sir John.
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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    I did finally get a chance to Google about the X3 and you're right. Ton of stuff.

    I think I like Lathemaster's bigger machine though.

    Thanks for your interest.
    Len

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    This is the latest version for sale here in Australia. It has a few extra features which I like, Spindle speed and Quill depth readout, a forward and reverse button for tapping.
    The price converts to around $1500.00 US.
    Could be cheaper in countries where there is a bit more competition.


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    Probably save 200$ if you email Sieg directly and have them ship you one. If you order say 10 of them and lots of accessories, the Sieg President will probably want to come visit you. Atleast he did with my friend in Norway.

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by QSIMDO:
    I did finally get a chance to Google about the X3 and you're right. Ton of stuff.

    I think I like Lathemaster's bigger machine though.

    Thanks for your interest.
    </font>
    Lathemaster's bigger machine???????
    An X3 is an X3 no matter who you buy it from, they ALL come out of the one factory in China, no matter who's brand is on it.
    The picture of the X3 from Lathemaster's site is a good 'un, they got a shot of an X3 with the camera down near the table height of the X3, the lens is slightly pointing upwards, giving it an appearance of a larger machine, bloody good trick photography, makes a mountain out of a mole hill.

    regards radish

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    'they ALL come out of the one factory in China, no matter who's brand is on it.'

    Here we go again!

    In China, even if all of a product comes out of the same factory they're not all the same machine for the different brands.

    Compare the Grizzly, Harbor Freight, Micro Mark, Homier, etc. mini-lathes and mini-mills out of the Sieg plant. They're made with different bearings, motor controllers, motors, accessories, levels of finish, etc. BIG differences between the machines.

    Coming out of the same factory means next to nothing. The factories will make changes to meet each customer's (Grizzly, Harbor Freight, etc.) requirements.

    [This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 12-03-2005).]

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    I was looking at a site last night that had a description of an x3 cnc conversion.
    http://www.rlberg.com/CNC.htm
    He also has some short videos. I have also read a pdf file about the mill provided by John Stevenson?? Finally, Model Engineers Workshop has some articles on the mill.
    I would like to own this mill! - Would be my first milling machine and would encourage me to learn more stuff. Does anyone know of a Canadian importer, or want to do a bulk buy? Buy Canadian EH?
    Pablo

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by pgmrdan:
    'they ALL come out of the one factory in China, no matter who's brand is on it.'

    Here we go again!

    In China, even if all of a product comes out of the same factory they're not all the same machine for the different brands.

    Compare the Grizzly, Harbor Freight, Micro Mark, Homier, etc. mini-lathes and mini-mills out of the Sieg plant. They're made with different bearings, motor controllers, motors, accessories, levels of finish, etc. BIG differences between the machines.

    Coming out of the same factory means next to nothing. The factories will make changes to meet each customer's (Grizzly, Harbor Freight, etc.) requirements.

    [This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 12-03-2005).]
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    Dan, I beg to differ. I went to Tech Teachers school where I saw his two HF Mini Mills, they looked and felt just as good as any of the higher priced ones and with an R8 taper. Don't compare the floor models in HF to what you will get!!
    Now I will say this about Micro Mark. My 7x14 mini lathe I put up on ebay for a local pickup only. I COULD NOT BELIEVE the interest I got from that thing! So the micro marks with all their additional useless features in the long run help out big time in the resale department.

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