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Andy Sproule30/06/2016 22:35:37
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I have got an opportunity of buying a boxford 280 lathe do many on here have one and what do they think of them?How do they compare with the older Boxfords,any idea of value?

Thor01/07/2016 06:26:08
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Hi Andy,

If the Boxford 280 is in good condition you will get a good lathe that probably will last your lifetime and more. I assume you have read this?

Thor

Andy Sproule01/07/2016 22:27:30
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Hi Thor,yes I have read all the info on the link thank you,any idea what a good price would be?

Nick Thorpe02/07/2016 05:40:01
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Andy. Try asking these questions on the Yahoo Boxford Group. They were very helpful when I was buying my 1978 Boxford CUD. Nick.

Thor02/07/2016 06:16:15
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Sorry Andy, can't help you with the price question. Boxfords are rare where I live, none available when I checked. Do a search on ebay or similar.

Follow Nick's advice and join the Boxford Yahoo group (if you are not already a member). Good luck with your purchase, and let us know how you get on with your new lathe.

Thor

michael cole02/07/2016 09:05:16
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I replaced my Boxford AUD with a modern Boxford and am very pleased with it.

Make sure that it has the headstock bush and changegears. If the one you are looking at has the full 3 lever gearbox then and is in good nick then the price is determined by how much comes with it. A bare machine will be just sub £1000 upto £2000 for one with everything with it, ie bush, gears, chucks, faceplate, catchplate, studyies, QCTP with lots of holders working coolent pump.

I paid £1100 for a 10-30 and then around £400 for all the missing bits. Boxford still sell part but are pricely.

These are very good machines which are under priced compared to other UK machines such as Harrisons and the smaller Colchesters.

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