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    Hi folks,
    I was looking at Indian lathe manufacturers websites and was surprised to find a lot were selling
    belt drive lathes with back gear, like giant versions of my Atlas. Has anyone bought one or know
    some one who has? Thanks. Ronnie.

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    My guess is they have copied the design from a used US made lathe long ago imported to India. Target market for the machine is probably smaller shops in support of production, not export directly. If I wanted a flat belt drive lathe or old tech belt drve back geared lathe I'd buy a used one here. Reading through old posts here, you'll see that any machine tools the indians produce is greatly inferior to work of the Chinese.

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    • #3
      I'll have to disagree with the quality comment. I have a gear head Enterprise that is far better than anything I've seen china make & rivals American lathes in quality IMHO.
      Last edited by flylo; 06-18-2014, 02:11 PM.

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      • #4
        Agree with Flylo, used a small Enterprise at a votech that I really liked, inch or metric with the flip of a lever. Other than some soft bolts, I thought it was pretty well made.
        James

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        • #5
          Also, if the tech was copied, its far more likely to be a copy of a UK machine rather than a US machine.
          Cheers,
          Jon

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jon Heron View Post
            Also, if the tech was copied, its far more likely to be a copy of a UK machine rather than a US machine.
            Cheers,
            Jon
            Probably originally made by a British machine tool company operating in India as several were and I presume still are.
            Last edited by The Artful Bodger; 06-18-2014, 05:16 PM.

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