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Roberto02/03/2021 16:57:33
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Hello Everyone.

I’m a relatively new member of the forum, and I hope this is appropriate to post. Please let me know if not and I’ll remove straight away.

My father has asked if I would try to find out the value of his Schaublin lathe which he has had for many, many years, so I thought I would turn to you all for a little help.

Schaublin 70

Type 70-TO 5"-10.5"

3.25" dia 3 jaw chuck

240v single phase motor

Well, hopefully someone can help.

Many thanks.

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Brian Wood02/03/2021 18:17:48
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Hello Roberto,

The name Shaublin implies good quality which will be in it's favour

What might be a drawback to a successful sale is the lack of any kind of traversing mechanism, no rack or leadscrew, so it is a purely manual machine with only cross and compound feeds.

Try it on ebay at a nominal start price of, say, £50 and see what happens.

Best of luck Brian

Dave Halford02/03/2021 19:37:13
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Do an advanced search on ebay and tag sold items, You'll get a nice list of sold machines and what they went for.

Michael Gilligan02/03/2021 19:59:39
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Where are you, Roberto ?

... or perhaps more relevant : Where is the lathe ?

MichaelG.

AJAX02/03/2021 20:17:03
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No screw cutting or power feed.

Mixture of drive pulleys including those for flat belt.

No back gear.

I'd estimate about £120 - £180

Roberto02/03/2021 20:56:43
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Posted by Dave Halford on 02/03/2021 19:37:13:

Do an advanced search on ebay and tag sold items, You'll get a nice list of sold machines and what they went for.

Great idea! Thanks Dave.

R

Roberto02/03/2021 20:57:52
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/03/2021 19:59:39:

Where are you, Roberto ?

... or perhaps more relevant : Where is the lathe ?

MichaelG.

Hi Michael,

I'm in the New Forest, Hampshire (UK)

R

Roberto02/03/2021 21:00:33
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Posted by Brian Wood on 02/03/2021 18:17:48:

Hello Roberto,

The name Shaublin implies good quality which will be in it's favour

What might be a drawback to a successful sale is the lack of any kind of traversing mechanism, no rack or leadscrew, so it is a purely manual machine with only cross and compound feeds.

Try it on ebay at a nominal start price of, say, £50 and see what happens.

Best of luck Brian

Hi Brian & AJAX,

Good points. I believe they were built for watchmakers.

Thanks for the advice.

R

John Haine02/03/2021 21:16:03
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Google Anglo Swiss tools and ask them.

Michael Gilligan02/03/2021 21:33:43
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Posted by Roberto on 02/03/2021 20:57:52:

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I'm in the New Forest, Hampshire (UK)

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Thanks for that, Roberto

... I have sent you a ‘Personal Message’

MichaelG.

Bob Stevenson02/03/2021 22:00:05
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I think this item might be worth considerably more than is being suggested here....it has little interest to model engineers but is an important horological lathe which is relatively rare to aquire and quite desirable in certain quarters. At Epping Forest Horology Club we have two similar lathes which are in marginally better appearance....when we were looking at aquiring a third lathe three or four years back we determined that the club would need to spend between £1500 and £3000 to get a machine of similar age and condition....our two lathes are about 40 years old.

The other matters which affect price are the conidtion of the slides and what collets/kit is included...collets are difficult to come by secondhand and expensive. For horologists the 3 jaw chuck is superfluous and has no real value other than resale......The 'arranged' power system is also probably a throw away for serious horological users as they will want to use one of the purpose made Schaublin pulley systems. Another possibility is to sell as components as there is always people looking for parts such as a good bed or tailstock casting etc

S.D.L.02/03/2021 22:25:41
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I sold one some years ago, Expect 4-500 pounds, more if with good selection of collets or optional slides.

This is a instrument makers lath so will not have many of the features some are talking about.

Ebay or similar with a reserve will probably find the best offer.

Steve

Bill Pudney02/03/2021 23:21:29
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I agree that this machine is worth considerably more than was suggested early on in the post. Sure there are things that are against it...the drive system and fairly battered appearance being a couple. However if the "bones" are good, it would be quite a valuable little machine. Best of luck to the OP!!

cheers

Bill.

Ady103/03/2021 05:05:54
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They used to come up quite regularly on ebay, 2-400 pounds

Nice machines but very limited without bits

The real value is in the bits

if it comes with a bunch of bits then the more bits there are the more you can ask, a nice unit with all the extra kit can command far far more interest and money

A pultra 1590 probably cost about the same as a coronation street house in 1947

I got mine without bits for 50 quid in 2012

On the plus side, you have the base section which is essential for a serious user, it completes the box section layout of the machine and ensures maximum bed stiffness

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Edited By Ady1 on 03/03/2021 05:21:54

Roberto03/03/2021 12:48:37
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Thank you all very much for the time you have taken to reply.
You’ve been incredibly helpful.
R

Thomas wilkinson06/03/2021 17:08:21
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If you’ve ever selling it, let me know I could do with something of this scale

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