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Weiss 10x30" Variable Speed Lathe.

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robert eggleston12/06/2019 22:20:10
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Recently acquired this Weiss variable speed 10x30" Lathe. I chose to utilize the 200 series QCTP sized package. Tool holding package will hold a 3/4" boring bar and other tools quite rigidly. Using the 200 sized QCPT holders requires some minimum modification to the imported lathes in this size range to correctly fit.

The speed ranges are 50-1000 RPM &100-2000 RPM with the easy belt reposition from one pulley to another.

The lathe has powered cross and longitudinal feeds and reversible lead screw for rt and left threading abilities. Unit comes with a chip pan and a chip barrier. The chuck guard is interlocked, my first reflex was to disable and use it without but after a little use I like the feature of containing chips while cutting close to the chuck so will leave it in place as it is not that restrictive with adequate illumination that is provided by the clip on LED light from Wal Mart for the princely sum of $12.95. Sure beats the $50 dollars for most mag based lights of similar output. Also added two 18" HF magnet bars for frequently used tooling storage.

The Lathe is setting on one of Sam's workbenches that assembles in about 15 minutes has a 1-3/4" thick hardwood top, powder coated frame with fully adjustable legs for height and leg leveling screws for the 4 corners, overall very well constructed unit for $209 plus tax out the door!

not done it yet13/06/2019 09:16:08
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Is it US or chinese manufacture?

Journeyman13/06/2019 09:35:32
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Probably Chinese, looks to be pretty well identical to my WM 250 just a different colour.

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Good lathe should work very well for you, happy turning...

John

JasonB13/06/2019 10:37:54
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Posted by not done it yet on 13/06/2019 09:16:08:

Is it US or chinese manufacture?

A bit of research before asking would have shown that Weiss are based in Chinasmile p They will paint it whatever colour the supplier wants and put the stickers with their name on too.

Yes should do the job, my slightly larger 11 x 27 came from the same source.

mechman4813/06/2019 12:28:17
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Apart from the colour, leadscrew telescopic guard & on/off/ES arrangement it's virtually identical to my WM250V-F. I have found mine to more than capable for stuff that we 'hobbyists' do.

George.

larry phelan 113/06/2019 13:05:39
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As the Bard said "What,s in a name ? "

Nigel Graham 213/06/2019 14:13:23
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Nothing new in re-badging. My own club, and later I, owned a 6" x 30 BGSC lathe with IXL embossed on a plate rivet-screwed to the headstock.

6" centre-height that is. I don't use the diameter convention.

According to Mr. Griffith's excellent site, "IXL" never made anything, and the lathe was actually a German-made Ehrlich, probably of 1930s vintage.

I donated it to Lynton & Barnstaple Railway workshops quite some years ago now, and I hope it's still in service if not there, in another caring home!

Simiarly, I have seen a small horizontal miller badged (if I remember aright) "Patrick" or something similar; certainly not a name listed on lathes. co; but I am pretty certain it's an Denbigh H4 of which I own an example. Denbigh did make machines or others, and it seems to have been quite a common practice long before the days of Axminster / Warco / Clarke et. al.

ega13/06/2019 14:22:18
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Patrick *lathes* are listed; perhaps a different Patrick?

not done it yet13/06/2019 14:42:10
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Posted by JasonB on 13/06/2019 10:37:54:
Posted by not done it yet on 13/06/2019 09:16:08:

Is it US or chinese manufacture?

A bit of research before asking would have shown that Weiss are based in Chinasmile p They will paint it whatever colour the supplier wants and put the stickers with their name on too.

Yes should do the job, my slightly larger 11 x 27 came from the same source.

Not my thread to go searching. cheeky I did ‘goggle’ it very quickly and was surprised at the price tag, unless there was something special about it, if it was chinesium.

First price I saw was $4375 and, since, over $7300. Unusual for a chinese piece of kit?

Mick B113/06/2019 14:45:08
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Posted by Journeyman on 13/06/2019 09:35:32:

Probably Chinese, looks to be pretty well identical to my WM 250 just a different colour.

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John

But it has the longitudinal/cross feed lever as per the slightly different WM250V. For fine facing, or milling using a vertical slide, that cross feed is *extremely* useful. I really wouldn't want to be without it.

It looks as if the OP's lathe differs mainly in paint scheme, and slightly on speed ranges.

JasonB13/06/2019 15:21:28
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Posted by not done it yet on 13/06/2019 14:42:10:

First price I saw was $4375 and, since, over $7300. Unusual for a chinese piece of kit?

You don't say what dollars but this one has them at $2500 AUD ( £1420GBP) which comes out rather well when compared to the Warco cost in GBP of £2000

not done it yet13/06/2019 15:50:15
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Posted by JasonB on 13/06/2019 15:21:28:
Posted by not done it yet on 13/06/2019 14:42:10:

First price I saw was $4375 and, since, over $7300. Unusual for a chinese piece of kit?

You don't say what dollars but this one has them at $2500 AUD ( £1420GBP) which comes out rather well when compared to the Warco cost in GBP of £2000

I did, at least, check the OP was based in the US.wink

JasonB13/06/2019 16:10:26
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Why did I think he was in NZ

Precision Matthews are one of the bigger US suppliers of these machines and only change the lable and do it for a comprable price, I should imaging the Weiss is not much more. Maybe the $7300 Amazon price includes shipping from the US yo UK if it is picking up your locatiion

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Ron Laden13/06/2019 16:49:14
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Dont mention lathes, a very sore point with me at the moment. I would love a new one and a WM250 would be fine though from choice I would prefer a WM280.

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