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martin10723/02/2018 19:06:37
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Hi,

I have been offered a cheap 9 year old DB10G but the information on them is very scant are they any good as I haven't seen many reviews on them or stick with a new Warco 250v I have on order.

Cheers

Martin

Mick B123/02/2018 19:35:18
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Smaller spindle bore and less powerful motor than WM250V, plus it's from a time when the reputation of Chinese machines was maybe less secure than it is now. Looks like a limited range of fixed speeds on pulley changes, and also more limited feed ranges. 

WM250V didn't seem expensive to me compared with new or 'good' reconditioned Myfords, and I've not regretted buying it.

That's what I think, but you pays your money and you takes your choice.

Edited By Mick B1 on 23/02/2018 19:39:57

mechman4823/02/2018 19:38:12
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I have the Warco 250V-F & the WM 16 mill ( bought in 2012 ) & both are serving me well to date, so can only vouch for Warco

George.

martin10723/02/2018 20:05:25
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Posted by Mick B1 on 23/02/2018 19:35:18:

Smaller spindle bore and less powerful motor than WM250V, plus it's from a time when the reputation of Chinese machines was maybe less secure than it is now. Looks like a limited range of fixed speeds on pulley changes, and also more limited feed ranges.

WM250V didn't seem expensive to me compared with new or 'good' reconditioned Myfords, and I've not regretted buying it.

That's what I think, but you pays your money and you takes your choice.

Edited By Mick B1 on 23/02/2018 19:39:57

I have to say I tend to agree with you as does my gut felling but I said I would go and have a look at it and it also depends how cheap he will go as I could also keep my ML7 can't have to many lathes

Mick Berrisford23/02/2018 20:06:54
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I bought my DB10g new about 11 or 12 years ago and haven't had a single problem with it at all. Keep thinking about a VFD for it to fix the only drawback with it which is it's 120rpm lowest speed for threading, not yet got round to doing it and just have to concentrate a bit more. surprise

Others on here have also got one, not seen any of them complain about it that I know of.

martin10723/02/2018 20:42:12
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Posted by Mick Berrisford on 23/02/2018 20:06:54:

I bought my DB10g new about 11 or 12 years ago and haven't had a single problem with it at all. Keep thinking about a VFD for it to fix the only drawback with it which is it's 120rpm lowest speed for threading, not yet got round to doing it and just have to concentrate a bit more. surprise

Others on here have also got one, not seen any of them complain about it that I know of.

That's good to know and joking apart my ML7 is 3 phase with an inverter so that can run quite slow but to be honest I haven't got round to any screw cutting I have just used a die in a tailstock holder, so if the price was really cheap I would keep both as they must both machines have there strengths and weaknesses with the ML7 for me the biggest drawback is the lack of re-settable dial on the saddle and tailstock.

Gordon W24/02/2018 09:47:08
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I have a DB8, about 12 yrs old now. No real problems, did a few fettling and uprates at no cost. Does what I need and seems accurate. Got over the slow speed problem by fitting a large pulley on top of the largest standard pulley and a longer belt, easily fitted and removed.

Les Jones 124/02/2018 12:09:10
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I have olso have  had a DB10G for a bit over 12 years with no problems. I have made a few modifications. Three phase mortor and VFD. tumbler reverse. Quick change toolpost. Tailstock camlock. DRO. I have also bought some extra changewheels. I found that at the ME shows that Chester normally have a box of assorted gears. I just bought any modulus 1 gears with numbers of teeth that I did not already have. Most had to be bored out or sleeved to fit but it was worth the effort as I can now cut a much wider range of threads.

Les.

Edited By Les Jones 1 on 24/02/2018 12:10:18

martin10725/02/2018 06:03:09
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Thanks Gordon and Les, good to hear positive things about them, I could only find how show we say it mixed reviews on them, what about spare parts and the electrics I suppose with the speed being governed by the belt system instead of the veriable speed there is less to go wrong on them.

Cheers

Martin

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