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Simon Wood 115/07/2016 21:39:02
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Hi Folks. Wanting to sell my TF280 boxford lathe but do not know what to advertise it for. It is the 500mm centre version and has had a 240v variable speed controller fitted. It comes with live centre, jacobs chuck, various cutters and is in good condition. I have added a photo so any suggestions on price would be greatly appreciatedlathe (4).jpg

norman valentine15/07/2016 21:51:44
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I'll give you £50, or alternatively you could look on Ebay at completed sales.That will give you the market price. You're probably looking at more like £2000

Ajohnw15/07/2016 22:05:50
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For that model considering the bits with it I would have thought a lot less than that.

I'm a Boxford watcher. There are several variations on the geabox fitted and all need change wheels as well. I feel that there is insufficient with it to reach £2000 and then there is the change wheels and gearbox problem.

John

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Roger Provins 216/07/2016 09:22:02
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They have been listed on eBay at all sorts of prices but the average actual selling price is around £1000. Having a variable speed controller fitted may increase the value a bit.

michael cole16/07/2016 10:15:56
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I would be asking around £1300. It is a model without the 3 lever gearbox and no change wheels,

Ajohnw16/07/2016 10:18:13
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I've seen one which seems to have sold for circa £2000. It had the full screw cutting gearbox plus the change wheels that are needed, 3 jaw, 4 jaw, face plate, centres and drill chuck and a qctp with some holders.

My immediate thought when I saw it was were was the fixed steady. This sort of thing is a bit of a problem with the newer boxford. Can't remember the actual price of a steady but it's £200 plus and few if any parts come up used.

I went and looked at a machine much like the one posted. Even chucks are more costly due to the price of camlock back plates. I also didn't realise that the screw cutting gearboxes varied. That one sold for well under £1000 eventually on ebay. It was in good condition - greased up which made it look a bit of a mess. It just came with a chuck, catch plate and a qctp without holders.

Another I looked at ex college appeared to have a fault. If screw cutting was engaged and a rather small amount of pressure applied to the saddle wheel the lead screw nut flew out. The parts break down doesn't seem to show any sort of interlock that would do this so the nut must have been badly worn. Could be down to it being forced in with complete disregard to the screw cutting indicator. Not sure what happened to this one. It was priced at around £1000. Couldn't run it so gave it a miss anyway. Fixing the nut would have been costly and next to no bits with it.

blushDon't know why I look really. Must be machine tool lust or pornography. One thing for sure is that I would have a lot more trouble completely dismantling one to get parts down to a manageable weights unlike the old style which is pretty easy to do.

John

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