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    The more I play about with my CNC, the more I find I need a lathe to mill round or square solid bar for small projects.

    My question is, when you buy a mini lathe such as the "Metal Worker Super C3 Mini-Lathe " or simular, do you get everything you need to ; as an example = milling down a 40mmx100mm round solid bar of mild steel to 35mmx100mm, then cutting a round pocket in the center at one end ?

    Or are there hundreds of pounds to be spent for bigger jaws and different cutters etc before you can start to do such things ?

    I have never owned one, so I do not have any exp with this.
    Last edited by dudz; 17-08-2013 at 05:50 PM.
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    Title is supposed to read 350 to 500W !!
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    Hi dudz
    Just had a quick look @ that and you appear to get a 3 Jaw Chuck as standard, for turning(not milling) square stock you will require the optional extra of the 80mm 4 Jaw Chuck which should possibly be able to grip 75mm stock, then you will need cutting tools to put in the toolpost
    Last edited by mekanik; 17-08-2013 at 06:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    Hi dudz
    Just had a quick look @ that and you appear to get a 3 Jaw Chuck as standard, for turning(not milling) square stock you will require the optional extra of the 80mm 4 Jaw Chuck which should possibly be able to grip 75mm stock, then you will need cutting tools to put in the toolpost
    Ah Ok thanks...

    What cutting tools would I need to take material from the outside and/or inside of the stock ?
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    You taking the Pi** M8

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    Uuuhh No. I simply do not have any idea !

    I know there are different cutting tools, but I have absolutely no idea other than that.
    If I was Taking the P**** I would come round your house and do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    You taking the Pi** M8
    Nothing wrong with that question.??

    DudZ for inside turning you need a Boring bar and for general outside or face turning then you just need standard tooling which comes in few forms.
    Have a look on this page and you'll see sets cheap enough to get you going,Lathe Tools - Arc Euro Trade
    When you get more into it you'll probably buy a few of the indexable tools. Look for indexable tooling and you'll see different forms and cutting angle's etc.
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    Great... Will do thx.

    Just suming up wether it is more practicle to pay someone else to do the turning or set myself up. So gathering all the info I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudz View Post
    Great... Will do thx.

    Just suming up wether it is more practicle to pay someone else to do the turning or set myself up. So gathering all the info I can.
    Can't answer that question but what I can tell you is that the lathe is the Most useful tool in my shop and I wouldn't be without one. . . .It's also SOOOO therapeutic and rewarding.!!!

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    Nice one jazz, had a change of heart & went to the same spot as you.Lathe Tools - Arc Euro Trade

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