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SIEG SC4 lathe opinions please

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Chris Parsons01/11/2013 14:10:30
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Ignore this, I sent this same post twice, sorry...






Edited By Chris Parsons on 01/11/2013 14:11:34

David Hawker07/12/2014 23:08:43
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I was the customer who saw the machine at Arc and found it noisy. I subsequently bought one from Axminster and have been very happy with it. The Axminster machine was quieter and now after a years use is fine.

David Hawker

Geoff~08/12/2014 09:34:41
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David, thanks for that.

I subsequently bought the SIEG SC6 from ARC and am also happy!


geoff walker 117/09/2019 13:40:38
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I am considering buying the SIEG SC4 lathe. Are there any owners here who could voice their opinions of this machine please?.

Hi All,

I'm not the original Geoff who posted the first message, (copied above), in this thread nearly six years ago.

It has been 4 years since the last post so could I revive the original question as I would imagine there are now more owners and I am giving serious consideration to buying one from ARC eurotrade.

I know Neil has one and also Andrew Whale, anyone else.

Unfortunately I live a long way from ARC's headquarters so calling there to view one is not an option just yet.

I live in WA3 north Warrington, any North West owners.


Neil Wyatt17/09/2019 14:04:28
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I will be honest; this is a genuine opinion and I know many other people would not share it.

I think the SC4 is close to an ideal lathe for model engineering, and I would not swap mine for other lathes that have held that distinction in the past.

It's one shortcoming is the slowest spindle speed of 100rpm which is a bit fast for cutting coarser threads. But no lathe is 100% perfect. I do have plans to address this with an intermediate belt pulley geared down about 1.5:1.


geoff walker 117/09/2019 19:16:38
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Hi Neil,

Thank you,

I see that Axminster have a lathe which looks very similar to the ARC SC4 lathe. It has a much nicer colour, a free set of lathe tools and it costs about £500 more...........unless of course I'm missing something.

Anyone else got a Sieg SC4 lathe.........opinions please, many thanks


jimmy b17/09/2019 19:27:38
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I'm a big fan of the SC4. Mine is 10 years old, (called the C4 then), its done stacks of work, including thousands on stainless bolts. Its still on its original belts.

In that time I have got through a couple of 3 jaw chucks.

Ample power. I really can recommend these lathes!


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