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  • .RC.
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    http://www.lathes.co.uk/sacia/

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  • Peter.
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    But it looks like it's stuck up in the eaves - good luck getting it down the stairs

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  • aboard_epsilon
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    been looking at that one for the last few weeks

    it got to just over £500 then disappeared

    came back again ..

    yesterday in the questions was the seller saying someones made him an offer of £500 or something over that ..and he was coming around today

    its 40 miles from me ..as the crow flys ..90 by road.


    i say its a lot bigger than it looks

    but defo worth £500

    all the best.markj

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  • philbur
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    That explains why somebody on the ebay add asked about the tailstock and toolpost.

    Phil

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  • malbenbut
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    The names spelt wrong its a Sacia and its a multi purpose machine which can be used as a lathe if the attachments are there.
    MBB

    edit for link

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/sacia/
    Last edited by malbenbut; 12-31-2011, 03:24 PM.

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  • philbur
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    Not if it doesn't have a drawbar?

    Phil

    Originally posted by laddy
    As sturdy as that looks I think it could handle milling! Fred

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  • justanengineer
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    Fred - The rigidity/size of the iron isnt what is important, its the bearings' load rating that is important. Those have bearings rated for direct axial loading only, not side loading, because they are intended for drilling/boring operations. Many mistakenly think that they can "get away" with milling using something like this, but in reality all they are doing is destroying the bearings, or at the very least wearing them to the point of losing accuracy.

    I once bought a Linley jig bore because the bearings sounded smooth and quiet, despite the PO admitting that he used it for milling aluminum and occasionally steel. Unfortunately, those same quiet bearings prevented the machine from boring a straight hole, being useful for most drilling ops, and as for milling it chattered like crazy. What I effectively bought was scrap iron, but it did look and sound good.
    Last edited by justanengineer; 12-31-2011, 03:08 PM.

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  • laddy
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    As sturdy as that looks I think it could handle milling! Fred

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  • small.planes
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    At first glance Id say Jig Bore, not mill.
    The sellers english is somewhat incomprehensible

    Dave

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  • Peter.
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    Nice of him to put people's phone numbers on display

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  • justanengineer
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    I couldnt find anything on the maker listed, but are you sure thats a mill?

    To me it looks more like a precision drill press. If so, milling with it in material much harder than plastic likely will destroy the bearings, similar to milling with a jig bore.
    Last edited by justanengineer; 12-31-2011, 01:52 PM.

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  • EVguru
    started a topic Round Collumn mills

    Round Collumn mills

    There are RC mills and there are RC mills!

    This one is a bit more robust than the usual fayre;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/milling-ma...-/290649588656

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