Author Topic: Confessions of a tool junkie  (Read 36506 times)

Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #550 on: January 14, 2021, 03:02:43 pm »
If it has plastic gears as many cheap Chinese made makes do you can find metal replacements which will greatly improve the performance of the lathe.

It doesn't.  Though it's not a high-end machine, I tried to make sure it was sensibly specified.

Bonus points for using it to make replacement metal gears.

Very tricky on a lathe, so double bonus points if you use it to make replacement gears.

andytheflyer

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #551 on: January 14, 2021, 08:08:29 pm »
Which one is this and how do you like it?

This is a Sieg SC4 from Arc Euro Trade.  Only got it running yesterday but it seems pretty good so far if a little noisy.  I think it should quieten down as it wears in.  I do have some experience with (larger) machines and I'm a little worried that it's too small (210mm swing, 510mm between centres, 100mm chuck and a 20mm throat) but I couldn't justify spending more on a bigger machine.
They get good write-ups. I'd been thinking about a Sieg.

T42

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Re: Confessions of a tool junkie
« Reply #552 on: January 15, 2021, 09:43:30 am »
Heil.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.