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    Default Anyone heard of a Hobby 818 lathe?

    An acquaintance has one, photo attached. The label says, "Hobby 818" and little else, and I couldn't find anything else on it. It has an induction motor driving a very thin belt, and plastic change gears. I gather it is similar to an Emco Compact8? I'd appreciate any information anyone has on these, particularly regarding CNC retrofits, or used pricing.

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    Jim

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    Default Re: Anyone heard of a Hobby 818 lathe?

    Hi,

    Replying to an old post......but it's all I can find on the web re: Hobby 818.

    I picked one up in rather a sorry state but as it's my first lathe I thought I'd refurb and customize it. Just wondered if anyone has any info on the 818.

    My project page here:-
    Project #024 - Lathe Refurb Project

    Some of my pics:-

    Before:-


    After:-


    Customization (DC motor conversion):-




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