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    My craigslist and FB marketplace habit finally paid dividends. I scored this beautiful Famot/Polamco/Toolmex TUM-35D1 with DRO for $2500 locally from the small maintenance department of a rope manufacturer. I had to do some research to even know what I was looking at but quickly came to realize these machines are great. 5hp, 14x40, an amazing 3500lbs, 2500 rpm, made in Poland. I’m beyond excited. Now have to figure out how to unload it. VFD is in order to power it.
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    Last edited by JCByrd24; 05-15-2020, 09:17 AM.

  • #2
    Nice, looks fairly substantial!
    in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
      Nice, looks fairly substantial!
      Yeah, but he was really looking for a Myford Super 7.....

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      • #4
        Those Polish lathes were really built stout.
        Parts are getting hard to come by, and what you can get is $$$. But unless it was abused you probably will never need any parts.

        Check the motor leads, some of that era had crappy insulation that dried out, cracked and falls off leaving hot wires w/o insulation.

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        • #5
          Now that is a decent lathe

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          • #6
            Man. somebody scored! Hope you got help unloading.
            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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            • #7
              I have been using one of these as my main lathe for years, great machine. Yours looks in much better shape than mine. I put an 8" 6 jaw zero-set chuck on mine and its been a nice little lathe.

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              • #8
                Congratulations. Good things come to those that wait!

                Looking at the bottom of the machine's base, are those oil reservoir sight glasses I see? Is that for coolant, or lube oil? And there appears to be a chart at the threading dial. Being a European built lathe it looks like you're set up to cut metric threads. Will it cut English pitch threads too? I'm not familiar with the brand, but it does look like a well built machine. Any tooling come with the deal?

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                • #9
                  Did it come with chuck(s); tool post; tools ???

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post
                    Yeah, but he was really looking for a Myford Super 7.....
                    I'll trade my super 7 for that straight up!

                    Nice upgrade. I've been passively looking for something like that too for a few years.

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                    • #11
                      Looks good but the price isn't gloat worthy IMO. Have fun with it.

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                      • #12
                        To me that is a lot of lathe for the money.. maybe not in your town.
                        good solid nice features..enjoy..

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                        • #13
                          All you'll get from me is an envious "You Suck". Well, and maybe a pat on the back.

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                          • #14
                            It's about time one of you hamster bait spunk monkeys finally got a real lathe.

                            -D
                            DZER

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                            • #15
                              A friend showed up to help unload.
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