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  • Sieg C4 Lathe

    I suspect this has been discussed, but I can't find it with the Forum's search engine. http://www.mini-lathe.com/m4/C4/c4.htm shows this new lathe has some nice features, including power cross feed. It is currently sold in U.K. but not in North America.

    Does anybody have one? How do you like it?
    Allan Ostling

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    There is now a North American distributor for this lathe. https://www.travers.com/c4/.

    The Sieg C4 may be the smallest lathe with power crossfeed, an enticing feature for us non-CNC guys.
    Allan Ostling

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    • #3
      Holy Crap -- Allan posted something machinery related!
      "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lazlo
        Allan posted something machinery related!
        Yeah, well, I was inspired by your motto.
        Allan Ostling

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        • #5
          By the way, the C4 is Sieg's 8x17 tweener between the 7x10 ("C2") and the 10x22 C6.

          Frank has a good review of it here:

          http://www.mini-lathe.com/m4/C4/c4.htm

          Looks like a nice little bench-top lathe.
          "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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          • #6
            Very nice

            That is one very nice lathe indeed.

            As lazlo says, there is an excellent focused impartial comprehensive review here:
            http://www.mini-lathe.com/m4/C4/c4.htm

            US costings are at:
            https://www.travers.com/c4/

            It seems to have addressed just about every matter of concern regarding small lathes in general and "China" ones in particular.

            "Seig" is excellent at any time but is on a continuous improvement program.

            Not having a quick-change gear-box might be a bit of a PITA to some - but with power feeds in both directions, I reckon I could live with that - easily.

            The costs are well within what I would expect and would pay for this lathe. I have a 10 x 18 "Chinese" lathe (very good - but nowhere near as good as this "Seig").

            I would have no hesitation in upgrading to this or perhaps a larger similar "Seig". This "Seig" will do just about all I need though. I would probsably have to get a larger "Seig" with an MT4 spindle taper and a flange for 5" (125mm) chucks as on my current lathe.

            As many will know, I have a "Seig" X3 mill (still in original preservative!!) to be retro-fitted for CNC. It is beautifully made and if that is the "Seig" standard - that will do me!! I am also keeping a close eye on the "Seig" CNC-ed lathe that John Stevenson is running and reviewing for "Seig".
            Last edited by oldtiffie; 08-18-2008, 08:09 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by oldtiffie
              As lazlo says, there is an excellent focused impartial comprehensive review here:
              http://www.mini-lathe.com/m4/C4/c4.htm

              US costings are at:
              https://www.travers.com/c4/
              Pay attention, Tiffie!


              Those two exact links are posted in post #1 and #2 respectively.

              And the company that makes these machines is called "SIEG " not "Seig".



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              Thomas

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