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    lathe or mill or combination

    been toying with the idea of looking into a lathe or mill or combination just for hobby work havnt looked at any in the flesh yet i have a little bit of experiance on them but by no means an expert operator we have a monster colchester or something like that at work i use which i have crowned a few of my own barrels on and seemed to work and make small parts etc would like single phase probably mor a bench hobby type lathe as i dont have a very big workshop at home looking at the mini chinese ones or am i better looking for an old second hand one hoping foe something 2000$ or under cant see myself cutting threads just hobby stuff for myself
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    For what you are looking at doing, an old myford lathe with the gear box looks like it would suit you. Some are on trademe from time to time.

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    Buy seperate units, I bought a retirement myford super 7 with tooling etc for $900 about 3 mths ago, still liking for a small mill, will try to get and old one, some of the grated head mill from Machinery House look ok for the $$$s though!
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

 

 

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