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Andre ROUSSEAU30/09/2020 05:47:31
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Finally, one Chinese mini-lathe manufacturer has listened. Get this: a 450mm b.c. lathe with a 38mm spindle-bore and a decent 1,100W motor. Their milling machines aren't too bad either:

EDIT Link Deleted as it was wrong.

Edited By JasonB on 30/09/2020 07:02:19

Ady130/09/2020 07:08:20
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Your link doesn't work

I had a look on ebay and they do exist

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5WAAAOSwPJxe-KAa/s-l1600.jpg

'dats a big spindle bore in an itty-bitty lathe...

Edited By Ady1 on 30/09/2020 07:13:41

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 07:32:20
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Thanks, Andre and Ady

You must feel like a proud father, Andre yes

I will follow the new link asap ... lest it is deleted

MichaelG.

JasonB30/09/2020 07:45:52
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Not quite a mini-lathe at 210mm swing but a useful size bore.

Oldiron30/09/2020 07:49:49
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Nice big spindle but 850W motor not 1100W. Maybe there is another out there some where.

regards

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 08:18:15
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This appears to be the enlightened manufacturer: **LINK**

http://www.szdijin.com/company_profile.html?spm=a2700.icbuShop.88.61.51f1192921U3RB

... impressive revenue for 51-100 employees in a small factory

MichaelG.

Journeyman30/09/2020 08:39:57
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Interesting if you go to the manufacturers website (Dijin) the model BHC210V is listed as having an MT3 taper in the spindle, a lot smaller than the 38mm suggested! The manufacturer also quotes the power as 650w so everything is going downhill rapidly. From the manufacturers front page if you click on the model you immediately are taken to AliBaba so beware the 40 thieves.
 

The machine looks a lot like the Weiss models which Chester and Warco sell. I think the phrase "Caveat Emptor" applies to anyone thinking of getting this particular item.

John

Edited By Journeyman on 30/09/2020 08:49:40

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 09:12:17
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Posted by Journeyman on 30/09/2020 08:39:57:

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I think the phrase "Caveat Emptor" applies to anyone thinking of getting this particular item.

John

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Serious question, John

Do you mean ‘beware this manufacturer’ or ‘beware the metalwoman in Halifax’ ?

MichaelG.

Journeyman30/09/2020 09:15:37
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I was thinking more along the lines of checking the specification actually is what you are getting, which probably applies to any seller.

John

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 09:20:03
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Posted by Journeyman on 30/09/2020 08:39:57:

Interesting if you go to the manufacturers website (Dijin) the model BHC210V is listed as having an MT3 taper in the spindle, a lot smaller than the 38mm suggested! […]

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I did ... and this is what I read:

Spindle bore

38mm

Taper of Spindle bore

MT5

Range of Spindle speeds

50-2500rpm

Taper of tailstock quill

MT2

MichaelG.

PaulG30/09/2020 09:26:18
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Bore size may not be everything. When buying my mini lathe I failed to appreciate that I would be limited by the bore of the small chuck, not the headstock, meaning more overhang and wastage than I would like. All part of the learning curve for me.

Journeyman30/09/2020 09:27:37
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Yes I have also found that. Two different models BHC210V and BHC210VB the B presumably standing for big. I could see no mention of MT5 though on the page I found just the 38mm bore. It all depends where you land from the internet search seems to be several different interlinked sites. It all serves to confuse the unwary. I stand confused!

John

John Haine30/09/2020 09:36:33
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On the big bore Super 7 one can get confused by the claim to have an "MT4" taper. It does, but they don't tell you it's truncated so a standard length MT4 arbor will not fit - it has to have the narrow end cut off. Maybe there's something similar going on here?

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 09:39:49
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Posted by Journeyman on 30/09/2020 09:27:37:

Yes […] It all serves to confuse the unwary. I stand confused!

John

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Oh well ... no point posting specific links as they would probably be moderated-out.

The main point is that someone, somewhere, sometime, has actually jumped on the waggon that Andre set rolling.

star

MichaelG.

not done it yet30/09/2020 09:49:13
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Weight on the net says 75kg - but 95kg on that epay item from Halifax

Possibly the input power from the mains is 850W - but what is the output power? 400W?

As usual, those that buy ‘blind’ may well be short-changed on what they expect/hope to get. So John (Journeyman) seems to have hit the nail securely on the head. “Caveat Emptor" applies with a vengeance, IMO.

Spares? Repairs? Service? Warranty? Accuracy? May be others.

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 10:37:48
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Major omission on my part blush

Our hero, Niels Abildgaard deserves enormous credit !!

MichaelG.

Samsaranda30/09/2020 11:01:20
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Does the manufacturer have any history regards reliability and quality of product ?

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Rainbows30/09/2020 12:35:01
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Shame I can't see anyone selling just the headstock and tailstock riser. Looks like it would otherwise be possible to retrofit it onto bog standard minilathes

Michael Gilligan30/09/2020 17:29:20
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 30/09/2020 10:37:48:

Major omission on my part blush

Our hero, Niels Abildgaard deserves enormous credit !!

MichaelG.

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One more thing that I forgot to mention earlier:

I admire enormously what Niels has been doing, but I do come at this from a particular perspective ... I am much more likely to be machining details on the end of a Brass or Aluminium Alloy tube than I am to be taking heavy cuts on big lumps of ferrous materials.

For me ... The 38mm bore is very attractive, and 50mm would be even better !

But we must accept that these bored-out machines are still ‘lightweights’ ... The prospect of taking big cuts on lumps that are more robust than the headstock assembly is quite daunting.

MichaelG.

Bazyle30/09/2020 18:13:59
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Hum, Does the UK market count for anything? The drive for big bores on hobby lathes is driven by the USA gun nuts - just look at the 'gunsmiths lathe' specs and that is the difference.

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