Thread: Lathes

  1. #1
    Evening all,
    I am thinking about putting my myford ml7 lathe up for sale and getting something a bit newer and possibly better. I would really like a bit more power than the myford has.
    I was having a quick look around and have came across the Amadeal lathes, american I think. I was looking at an CJ23B-750 variable speed lathe and was wondering if anyone has any experience on these lathes?

    Regards

    Ian
    Last edited by Web Goblin; 20-01-2011 at 10:25 PM. Reason: Dodgy keyboard

  2. #2
    Ian with all due respect i think you need your head testing.

    I personally are not a fan of Myford lathes i haven't as some people may think.

    Spent the last 15 years with a cup o tea in one hand and a fag in the other and wondering which hand to scratch your arse
    Thanks Mark.:confused:

    I don't like the soft bed and lack of adjustment of the saddle they score and wear badly and yes i have used them.

    I would not buy the lathe you picked either, my first choice would be to up the power for what you already have or buy an older machine.

    I would heartily recommend a Harrison M250 or maybe an M300 or a Colchester

    You would get a good price for the Myford should you wish to sell but don't Downgrade to that.

    Phil

  3. #3
    Thanks for the reply. Like I said I dont know much about the quality of these lathes so was looking for some advice.
    Personally I'm not keen on the myford myself. I have access to a Colchester at work and even though its a bit worn its a nice lathe. Although if I put one of those in my workshop in might go through the floor.
    I will have to keep looking.

    Ian

  4. #4
    Does anyone have or know about the Harrison L5 or L10 lathes. I would like to know approximately what weight they are. I have tried Harrison but they do not keep records that far back. I think it would be the earlier models.

    Regards

    Ian

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  6. #6
    I have had a look through lathes.co.uk and even phoned Harrison but apparently they did not keep records of machine weights back then.
    I think it will be over 500KG so its going to be too heavy for me.

    Ian

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    A quick google threw this up, which puts an L5 about 700kg.

  8. #8
    m_c,
    thats damn annoying. I spent ages last night searching for a weight on that thing and got nowhere. Obviously I wasnt asking google the right questions. Even Harrison didnt know.
    Looks like I will probably part company with my Myford ML7 and end up looking for a Boxford.

    Regards

    Ian

  9. #9
    Can anyone give a comparison between the Boxford BUD and a Myford Super 7?
    I am still looking at lathes and have come up with these two. I have never seen or used a Boxford before.

    regards

    Ian

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