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    I have a dilema. I bought a emco 8 compact about 8 years ago. It was hardly used and came with a stand and milling attachment on the crosslide with a emco vice and er type collet.It also came with all the steadys and an emco 4 jaw. All the stuff except for the 3 jaw had never been used. I paid $600 for it and wondered if I paid to much. I was a total noobie and only after reading on this site for a couple of years did I realize that emcos arent to bad. But here is my problem. I havent used it for about 5 years. It just sits in my garage. Does any one know if these little lathes are in demand?Normally if I own something I can never sell it.Or if I sell it then I need it again.
    In my country emcos are unknown really.Every thing is chineese
    What is this lathe worth.Only thing wrong with it was the capacitor which I changed the first day I got it. It also didnt come with a faceplate or quick change post

  • #2
    I've owned a few Emco's, including a Compact 8. In the USA it would sell easily, and for a lot more then you paid for it. Heck, you could probably get the $600 back by selling the steadies (which is Nutz.. but...!). Do you have the set of change gears?

    In your area, I have no idea, but surely quality is still recognized by a few.
    Last edited by lakeside53; 12-16-2012, 01:19 PM.


    • #3
      All the gears are there.Even has two spares beltsand the manual. I bought its daddy a v 13 so I have no use for such a little lathe


      • #4
        I have a friend from Durban now living in Canada, but I think his son is either in Durban or Capetown. It's a long shot but I'll ask if his son wants one, If so I'll let you know. Emco makes fine machines.
        "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
        world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
        country, in easy stages."
        ~ James Madison


        • #5
          Hi Eugene,

          Why don't you ask Brent he seems to collect Emco's.