Date added: 12/03/2018 12:47:31
For sale is a Myford ML7 Metal Lathe I bought this a while ago to make small brackets etc to support my Woodturning - Iím no metal turner Iím afraid so have really just bullied the odd bit of brass and aluminium into shape but the lathe can of course do so much more in skilled hands. Selling as it is just taking too much space for the use it is getting - I need something smaller for the odd jobs really. Lathe as pictured - Iíve got plenty of other pics to show all the features / things of interest but please let me know if you want these / other specific photos taking. As I say, Iím no metal machinest so can answer the look / measure type Qs but thatís about it alas. Iíve tried to fairly reflect the good and not so good in the info in this ad but as will all used kit sales, sold as seen, please ask or look yourself. The bits I think are worth highlighting - the lathe has some non-standard extras. It has a thread counter attached to the saddle for thread cutting I believe and also an additional handwheel on the end of the main lead screw. It also has a upgraded four tool toolpost instead of the single tool clamp holder that would have been supplied from new. One particularly useful and I think rare / unusual assessory is the clutch the lathe is fittted with. This allows the main motor to keep running while the chuck is engaged / disengaged separately. A really nice feature and avoids the hassle / strain of keep starting / stopping the main motor. This assessory is £250+ alone on ebay if you want to add one now. The lathe is currently mounted on a fairly Ďrustic but practicalí wooden bench and swarf collection tray. These come with the lathe (but the drawers / wetsone grinder etc pictured on the bench lower shelf do not Iím afraid!) In terms of issues with the lathe there is not much to say that Iím aware of. The only two issues Iíd highlight to be 100% transparent are that the original three jaw chuck is a little stiff in operation and the other issue is one of the spindle oilers has a split in the plastic oil reservoir. Iíve sorted this in terms of its function by simply some CA glue on the split but if your a bit more OCD you may chose to replace it. They are easily available. Included with the lathe is the following: Spare Gear wheels (for cutting different threads I believe - never tried myself) 4 Jaw chuck ĎCatch plateí Vertical milling slide Myford ML7 lathe hardback book couple of HSS lathe tools Random handle that came with the lathe - Iíve no idea what this does! I also have a brand new 3 Jaw chuck pictured. This is a 125 mm chuck by RDG Tools - Myford Chuck. This was £120 very recently. Iíd be looking for £75 for this with the lathe as it is really box fresh and I donít think has done more than 3 jobs. So, all in all I think thatís all I can say. I would like £795 for the lathe and accessories and then Iíd give the purchaser first dibbs on the new chuck so £870 all in. The lathe is located in Nailsworth, Glos and whilst Iíd be happy to help load, youíll need to bring you and a mate as it is a fair lump of iron to move! Any Qís drop me a message. Simon
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