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  • New South Bend Heavy 10 makes debut

    I'm not sure exactly when this appeared on the Grizzly site (not yet seen on the South Bend site):

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Heav...d-Lathe/SB1007

  • #2
    Because I like to whine, though it does sort of "jump" out at you, I wonder if the spindle bore size given is accurate?

    Just saying, 1.358?
    Could not have it to 1.4 or so (so as 1.375 stock would just fit)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RussZHC View Post
      Just saying, 1.358?
      Maybe 34.5mm

      I would agree thought, so close, but still so far away.


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      • #4
        It's obviously sized to accept 1 and 11/32" sized stock.

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        • #5
          It should be 1-1/2. A lot of other lathes with a D1-4 and MT5 spindle have an 1-1/2" bore. That makes it easier to use 5C collets plus larger size stock through the spindle.

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          • #6
            Well, actually 5C collet will work ok, the MT5 spindle will accomodate the collet but the closer would have to use the internal threads instead of the external threads to to grip the collet.
            But 1.5" would have been better. They could have put one of those modern QC tool posts on instead of the 4 way kludge. But the spindle spider is a nice touch along with the 1ph to 3ph
            drive and 3 ph motor. They are proud of their stand at $1300
            Steve

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            • #7
              $7650 is bit steep for another clone of a clone.
              The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

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              • #8
                maybe it`s like making dividing plates by hand where they get better every time you "clone" them...
                OTOH maybe it`s like copying car keys.

                as far as 5C collet usage I believe the original 5C collet closers for the(original) SB 10L`s were just a hair over 1 5/16" diameter, so I bet one could be used with it, or one could certainly be made easily enough.

                agree that there`s no reason for it to have 1.5" bore, or 36" centers for that matter.
                Last edited by 1200rpm; 11-28-2014, 07:56 PM.

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                • #9
                  It seems like a lot of money for what it is. I think there is a lot better lathes for the dollar, new and used, out there.

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                  • #10
                    The "new" Heavy 10 is almost a direct copy of the old Emco Maximat Super 11. As far as I can see, everything on the Heavy 10 is exactly the same as my Super 11 except for the the American style of attaching the tool post to the cross slide and the graphics.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, definitely an EMCO Maximat Super 11 copy.. which is a a very nice lathe. I wish they'd copy the V13!

                      Not sure who they are kidding by calling it a SB "heavy 10".
                      Last edited by lakeside53; 11-28-2014, 09:48 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Just looking at the pictures there.
                        What are the change gears made out of, aluminum ?

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                        • #13
                          It apparently doesn't have the extended-range qc gearbox (for 27 tpi and others), although it does have built-in metric threading, which may be more useful.
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                          • #14
                            There is a PM thread devoted to this lathe, the former including a post from Papa Grizzly himself:

                            http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb...3/#post2424028

                            PG says the lathe is manufactured in Taiwan ...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
                              Not sure who they are kidding by calling it a SB "heavy 10".
                              I'm sure the South Bend true believers of the faith will think it is pure sacrilege. While the original SB lathes are an obsolete design, doesn't mean they aren't OK, they do have a cult following.
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