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Old 19-01-18, 06:14 PM   #11
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I have a Chester 9 x 20 that I'm looking to sell on due to moving house ( garage is too small to accomodate everything)

It comes with several 3-4 jaw chucks has a 3 ph motor with a vfd, quick change tool post plus other extras, steadies/faceplate etc ....oh and a stand ( supplied by Chester for the lathe )

Pm me if interested..
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Old 19-01-18, 07:25 PM   #12
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This is simmilar to the lathe I bought from Martin a few years ago,good solid machine.

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Old 19-01-18, 07:44 PM   #13
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I'd hasten to add that not all that comes from China is rubbish!.....relating to the comments in the linked post/thread....
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Old 19-01-18, 08:01 PM   #14
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I have a colchester student. I think it is great. I think the bore through the spindle is 40mm so you can turn long things using 1.5" bar. I have made some nice small things on it and some heavy things too. It could do with a higher top speed for very small stuff but it copes well. I think the tailstock is morse taper 3 so you can easily get big drills to munch out material.
Screw cutting is easily set up with the gearbox on the front and the power feed in both directions is nice to have.
I have a three jaw self centring chuck, a four jaw chuck and a faceplate. The three jaw chuck is most useful and having several sets of soft jaws is good for turning to suit special jobs. The four jaw is useful but I have only used mine a few times and I have only used the faceplate once.
I have a quick change tool post which is a good feature to have. It saves a bit of time changing tools and tool height adjustment is easy.
It does have a coolant pump but I have never used it because the pipework was missing and have never felt the need to fix it. I squirt wd40 on aluminium and use a bit of rocol cutting fluid on steel.
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Old 19-01-18, 08:33 PM   #15
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A good Myford is worth having and I wouldn’t be without mine. There are better machines but the ML7/ super 7 are versatile machines which are easy to maintain. Their versatility and the fact that so many model engineering projects are based on what can be achieved with an ML7 is why they command a premium.

I know of a Super 7 in Crawley which may be looking for a new home. Would that be of interest?

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Old 19-01-18, 09:36 PM   #16
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A good Myford is worth having and I wouldn’t be without mine. There are better machines but the ML7/ super 7 are versatile machines which are easy to maintain. Their versatility and the fact that so many model engineering projects are based on what can be achieved with an ML7 is why they command a premium.

I know of a Super 7 in Crawley which may be looking for a new home. Would that be of interest?

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Hi Phill can you PM details on price, year, accessories and any photos ?

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Old 19-01-18, 10:20 PM   #17
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Hi Phill can you PM details on price, year, accessories and any photos ?

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No problem, I'll get a few details for you over the weekend.

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No problem, I'll get a few details for you over the weekend.

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Hi Mark,

The lathe is still available, my friend is going to get some pictures during the week to show it's condition.

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Old 22-01-18, 09:17 AM   #20
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I Believe Boxford Lathes are well thought of as an alternative to Myford. I used two at School many years ago, and personally found these two poor, but they were badly worn and poorly set up, so not really a fair example.

I used a Colchester (Student) as an apprentice and got along with that very well. The training school also had Harrison lathes, and I have one of these from another source in the workshop waiting on restoration.

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