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    Also an option?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/colchester...3D231773982948

    Not sure how Id collect it however...

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    It's your money, Chaz, so it's very easy for us lot to give advice! However, that link in your last post looks to me a better option than the original one, mainly because it's better equipped. Transport could be an issue, of course, but that's going to be the case for most of these unless they come from a dealer with their own transport. I had my (2800lb) lathe fork-lifted on to a hired flat-bed Transit and arranged for a friend with tractor and front-loader to take it off for me.

    Again, because it's all got a bit rambling and confused, my own preference would be for a decent second-hand machine rather than a new Warco. Purely my personal choice, and I'm happy that I went that way, even though my machine still needs a bit of work to get it working absolutely 100%.

    A 4KW VFD should be enough to drive any of these machines, as long as you can rewire the motors as 240V rather than 415V (probably wired as 415V as standard). I'm assuming that your VFD is 240V 3-phase; chances are that none of these lathes are going to have bigger than a 3HP or so motor which translates to 2.2KW, well within capacity.

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    I have never seen a VFD in 240V with more than 2,2kW. All above needs 415V. But, If you have a motor with 4kW and the power you need is only half of the motor is capable, you can use a 2,2kW VFD for it.

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    Not sure how Id collect it however...

    If you were looking for someone to collect it, I would highly recommend Steve Cox (landylift) He delivers machines such as these every day, and makes a fantastic job of siting your machinery when he arrives at your premises. He got my lathe right into the position that it was going to live, and even gave me some help to get it all set up level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uli12us View Post
    I have never seen a VFD in 240V with more than 2,2kW. All above needs 415V. But, If you have a motor with 4kW and the power you need is only half of the motor is capable, you can use a 2,2kW VFD for it.
    I only have single phase 220V available @ 32 Amps.

    This is roughly 6KW, so should be able to drive 4KW with this ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by needleworks View Post

    If you were looking for someone to collect it, I would highly recommend Steve Cox (landylift) He delivers machines such as these every day, and makes a fantastic job of siting your machinery when he arrives at your premises. He got my lathe right into the position that it was going to live, and even gave me some help to get it all set up level.
    Thanks. That's useful.

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    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 7 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 975. Received thanks 70 times, giving thanks to others 42 times.
    Thoughts on this?

    Looks very clean, low current price ....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMART-AND-...3D321939245505

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    Quote Originally Posted by uli12us View Post
    I have never seen a VFD in 240V with more than 2,2kW. All above needs 415V. But, If you have a motor with 4kW and the power you need is only half of the motor is capable, you can use a 2,2kW VFD for it.
    Just in case you actually want one - e.g. this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3KW-4HP-13...gAAOSwMmBVk81l
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

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    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 7 Hours Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 975. Received thanks 70 times, giving thanks to others 42 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Just in case you actually want one - e.g. this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3KW-4HP-13...gAAOSwMmBVk81l
    I actually have the 5HP / 4KW version of that.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UPDATED-VA...4AAOSwyQtVuzQb

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