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Raglan training lathe value?

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not done it yet21/10/2019 11:48:46
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Posted by Hollowpoint on 21/10/2019 10:03:33:

The Loughborough was my first lathe! If you can live without screw cutting it's an absolutely brilliant little lathe. It's very rigid and the build quality is excellent. It has good spindle capacity and they are cheap! When you consider the other crap in the same price bracket it's a steal.

Agreed, but not really in the price bracket indicated by the OP. smiley One can buy a good 5” for that sort of money!

Hollowpoint22/10/2019 09:22:33
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Posted by not done it yet on 21/10/2019 11:48:46:
Posted by Hollowpoint on 21/10/2019 10:03:33:

The Loughborough was my first lathe! If you can live without screw cutting it's an absolutely brilliant little lathe. It's very rigid and the build quality is excellent. It has good spindle capacity and they are cheap! When you consider the other crap in the same price bracket it's a steal.

Agreed, but not really in the price bracket indicated by the OP. smiley One can buy a good 5” for that sort of money!

Yes I meant in the same price range of the Raglan. Usually sub £300.

not done it yet22/10/2019 10:05:48
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Hollowpoint,

Just check out eBay item number: 264473526961 for £300

Auction a month ago and withdrawn - probably sold outside epay. Don’t know what it may have gone for, but if space was available, I would go for one like this (given no drastic faults) - variable speed, twice the power, 1/3rd to 3x the rpm, screw cutting, power feed on both axes, QCGB, auto trip on carriage long travel and an extra 10” of space between centres.

IMO, unless under £150 the training lathe is not particularly good value versus a decent Little John, let alone a 5”!

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