Thread: My new lathe
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Old 22-06-2020, 12:17 PM
dikman (Richard)
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It's a real lottery when you buy one of these as to how it's been built. There are several factories that build these things, supposedly to the same specs. The second one I bought, from the same seller, looked the same physically but was noticeably different in quality. It came from a different manufacturer, the ways were smoother, with no binding, the controller board was built differently but was a straight swap and the motor was only 400w. This was the point of contention as it was advertised as 550w (the seller told me it didn't matter what was marked on the motor - 400w - it was really 550w!!!!!). I have realised that most of these Chinese sellers on ebay are, in general, crooks.


I was going to sell the second one but instead gave it to my son-in-law.
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