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Boxford X10 lathes

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David Standing 125/03/2019 11:02:23
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For anyone unaware, Boxford have ceased production of the X10 series lathes - 10.20, 10.30, 280, 330 etc.

Many of the accessories - some steadies etc are already obsolete.

Boxford are still stocking spares, but I suspect their days are numbered too.

If you want spares, I would buy them sooner rather than later.

End of an era, no manual lathes are now made by Boxford.

Plasma25/03/2019 19:18:41
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Thanks David. Good to have a heads up. I managed to get some spares for my brace of X10s but like you said when they're gone they're gone.

Mick

Hopper25/03/2019 23:37:01
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Someone reported on here a while back that the factory was closed down and the equipment was being auctioned off. Never a good sign.

David Standing 126/03/2019 14:01:51
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Hopper

I believe the previous report was that they were selling some of their production machinery (like surface grinders, probably used in the X10 production process), and the building was up for sale.

My take on it after talking to the Boxford spares staff is that they are selling the site - which if you look has masses of unused space - robably to raise funds for a smaller site.

It appears they are concentrating on CNC machines and 3D printers, so will probably buy in production from the far east, possibly made to their spec, so just be a box shifter and not need the existing space.

Rumours of the factory being 'closed down' are just that I believe. They were certainly there when I spoke to them eight days ago.

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