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    Cool would you buy this machine?

    hello! Some days ago i went to tha jank jard so as to buy cheap metal...there was a lathe there the one shown in the picture and the guy told me that he would give it ot me for 400 euros...
    so would you buy it ? is it worth it trying to clean it and make it work? Is the price good for what it is?thanks alot for your time .

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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    It looks very rusty with missing parts (tailstock quill, tool holder). I'd guess the ways are pitted or will be when you get under the rust, along with the main spindle chuck.

    If rust has found its way into the motor and electrics it may be somewhat hazardous to attempt to power on without a major clean-up.

    I have no idea of pricing where you are but 400 euros sounds like a lot for a what it looks like.

    What's the going price of scrap metal per kg - guessing it weighs about 400-500 kg?; that may be more than what it's worth - maybe?

    Personally, I'd leave it where it is unless I was looking for some hard to find parts that _might_ be refurbishable :-)



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    hi friend and thanks for your answere!i have a toolpost from another big lathe...i own a mini lathe so maybe i could make some of the parts?it is similar to this lathe https://www.blechzulieferer.com/prod...ed+21217/offer and in this listing it says it is 1300 kg.... https://www.machineseeker.com/Lathe-420-970-mm-EMAG-UMA17/i-1981348



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    That second URL you posted for a working, (almost) ready to use machine looks like a better deal to me.


    Although anything is fixable, it boils down to the time, effort and cost of fixing it and whether it's ultimately worth it to the fixer :-)



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    i just read in some info i found that this lathe doesnt do threads,.,,,no threading can be done on this lathe :S this is the worse i thnk....even my mini lathe can do threads,,,why to have a lathe if you cant thread on it??



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    think on to making parts for a machinetool can be timeconsuming, or very expenses if you try to order from machineshops

    the first picture you posted, 100 percent sure cost way more than a same sized new one

    the second picture , better looking but this is an old kind of lathe..
    you can set up for seires..


    I would say if oyu have job coming plenty.. make the math the go out for loan and buy a machine..

    either way manual or cnc you can afford


    heres a link

    please note ocean freight is about 800 to your port


    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CQ62...AbTest=ae803_3



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    thanks for your replies! i use a lathe as a hobby i dont earn money from it...more i would say i spend on it ...i though that from building a milling machine made of concrete or a lathe made of concrete this lthe maybe wouldbe better? but i have no way or tools to scrape the ways and alla the accesories for doing this are way too expensive..too pitty a cant do it with an angle grinder and something really flat :P



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    I wouldn't take that machine if they gave me 400 Euros with it.

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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    xaxa that was really funny :P liked it xexe!!a friend of mine told me the same thing more or less..



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by pikolo View Post
    so would you buy it ? is it worth it trying to clean it and make it work?
    hi pikolo, if you wish to go this way, you have to be sure that you don't lose much, or at least you don't lose more then you expect

    - if you don't have time & money, so to fix that machine, maybe is better to leave it there
    - if you have time & money, and you wish to fix that machine, you may end up with it, unable to sell it to make profit, unless you find some hell-of-a-deal

    - if you wish to fix it, think about what resources it requires : maybe you can spent your time & money with your friends, etc, and in time, you may find a better deal


    no one complained about spending money on women, cars and alcohol

    many complained about getting the wrong cnc / kindly


    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    I wouldn't take that machine if they gave me 400 Euros with it.
    i would gladly consider this offer; i will keep the $$$, and sell the machine back to the junkyard

    that is easy money gerry

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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    well...i was thinking of making a concrete lathe so as to have something to remove metal fast with...i think this i way better tha a concrete lathe homemade and if the guygives it ot me to abetter price i may but it....i said may cause i would like to make some back gears so as to make it possible to cut threads..i have a cnc homemade one..momus with ballscrews much better ta momus now an it can cut aluminium gears...i also have an old very big toolpost



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    Default Re: would you buy this machine?

    The only thing you can do here is to inspect the lathe. If there is enough functionality there then it might be worth a rebuild. The fundamental problem is the unknowns, take the time to find out the mahcines weight and don't pay more than scape metal prices for it.



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