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Gerard Smith 210/04/2019 21:48:36
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Anyone able to help with identification of a lathe.

I believe it is metric. Any help appreciated.

Gerard Smith 210/04/2019 22:14:29
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Another pic of the belts.

Many thanks


Thor11/04/2019 06:24:25
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Hi Gerard,

My first guess would be an Asian clone of the Emco Compact 8. I have the original and I am very happy with the lathe.


Gerard Smith 211/04/2019 07:10:45
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Thanks Thor. Very helpful. Motor is Chinese, so makes sense. It is missing the plate which has the belt/speed ratios. I presume if a direct copy these are likely to be the same as the Emco?



Gerard Smith 211/04/2019 08:51:38
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Thanks Thor you got me on the right track. It looks to be a Honden L-450. Not much info on the web it seems.If anyone has any info, it would be much appreciated.

Thor11/04/2019 10:15:08
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Hi Gerard,

You may be right about it being a Honden, don't know much of the Honden but I think I have the manual and I have made a few tools for the lathe, also sendt you a PM.



Edited By Thor on 11/04/2019 10:32:24

Dave Halford11/04/2019 15:16:19
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This looks like a generic 9x20 lathe to me, sold under many different names and paint colours.


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