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Old Apr 11, 2007, 10:11 PM
Peter Fairbrother
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C6 lathe ?

Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?


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Old Apr 12, 2007, 10:11 AM
jasonballamy@lineone.net
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Re: C6 lathe ?

> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?

Axminster Power Tools do it

http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm,
Warco & Chester probably do something similar

http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm

Jason

Old Apr 12, 2007, 10:11 AM
David Littlewood
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Re: C6 lathe ?

In article <1176360547.032794.155410@l77g2000hsb.googlegroups .com>,
jasonballamy@lineone.net writes
>> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?

>
>Axminster Power Tools do it
>
>http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm,
>Warco & Chester probably do something similar
>
>http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm
>
>Jason
>

The CQ6230B/910 looks quite tasty. Anyone have any experience of it?

The quoted topslide travel of 760mm could be quite useful.....

David
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 12:11 PM
jontom_1uk@hotmail.com
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Re: C6 lathe ?

On Apr 12, 10:10 am, David Littlewood <d...@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> In article <1176360547.032794.155...@l77g2000hsb.googlegroups .com>,
> jasonball...@lineone.net writes>> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alte=

rnatives?
>
> >Axminster Power Tools do it

>
> >http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm,
> >Warco & Chester probably do something similar

>
> >http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm

>
> >Jason

>
> The CQ6230B/910 looks quite tasty. Anyone have any experience of it?
>
> The quoted topslide travel of 760mm could be quite useful.....
>
> David
> --
> David Littlewood


I suspect many have experience of that type of lathe although not
necessarily with the Seig name on it. I suppose they could claim that
the topslide does travel 760mm...........up and down the bed :-))
Sorry David couldn't resist.

Looks like someone likes it as it is out of stock. Not surprising if
it does indeed include all of those accessories and a "digital readout
on a separate panel" for =A31695.96 incl

Regards

Keith

Old Apr 12, 2007, 02:11 PM
Austin Shackles
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Re: C6 lathe ?

On or around 11 Apr 2007 23:49:07 -0700, jasonballamy@lineone.net
enlightened us thusly:

>> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?

>
>Axminster Power Tools do it
>
>http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm,
>Warco & Chester probably do something similar
>
>http://www.axminster.co.uk/category-...ing-208209.htm
>


The Jet GH1440W looks a handy machine. 5 grand plus though...
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 02:11 PM
jontom_1uk@hotmail.com
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Re: C6 lathe ?

On Apr 12, 3:42 am, Peter Fairbrother <zenadsl6...@zen.co.uk> wrote:
> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?
>
> --
> Peter Fairbrother
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> In t' takin' me in


Sorry Peter we seem to have drifed a bit from your C6/Alternative
question. Are you keen to get something about the C6 size or could
something larger be OK for you? Although I didn't buy one in the end I
had a good look at the Warco WM280 type and it looked a well built and
well specified machine. Although it is better equipped than a basic C6
and, depending on model, will include a limited gearbox, it is
considerably (twice?) more expensive. In the end I bought a secondhand
longbed Boxford that is in excellent condition for about 80% of the
cost of a C6. There appears to be plenty of these on the market and
although the capability of mine is now overlapped by two other lathes,
I've not sold mine as the price one can get is stupidly cheap for a
quality lathe. Still, secondhand machines do carry an increased risk
over new so you might want to stick with a known quantity as it were.

I wouldn't knock the Seig at all as it seems well built and more solid
than a lot of lathes in the same class. It is a bit short on equipment
as standard though and will cost you a further =A3100 or so to buy what
is included as standard with some of the other offerings. However,
with its solid build and a basic price of =A3645 it takes a little bit
of beating in the value for money stakes.

Best regards

Keith

Old Apr 13, 2007, 06:11 AM
Andy Parker
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Re: C6 lathe ?

"Peter Fairbrother" wrote in message
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> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?
>
>


This is a similar size at least.
Ebay item no 320100431362
No connection apart from I'm tempted!
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Old Apr 15, 2007, 02:11 AM
Steve W
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Re: C6 lathe ?


"Andy Parker" <agatehouse@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:461f4f9e$0$16346$88260bb3@free.teranews.com.. .
> "Peter Fairbrother" wrote in message
> news:C2435B3D.E230B%zenadsl6186@zen.co.uk...
>> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?
>>
>>

>
> This is a similar size at least.
> Ebay item no 320100431362
> No connection apart from I'm tempted!
> --
> Andy Parker
> andy at agatehouse dot co dot uk
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It's about 40Kg lighter than the C6 so probably not as rigid - and you do
need to watch the torque at the bottom end of single ratio machines.

I made a fairly clumsy mod to my C6 but I can now cut difficult stuff at 30
rpm (currently making a 6 inch backplate from a rough lump of 8 inch cast
iron I found - probably shouldn't though!)




Steve


Old Apr 15, 2007, 06:11 AM
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Pinging Keith

On 12 Apr 2007 , jontom_1uk@hotmail.com wrote:

(snip)

Keith

Check your 'Inbox' for urgent mail.
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Old Apr 15, 2007, 06:11 AM
jontom_1uk@hotmail.com
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Re: Pinging Keith

On Apr 15, 10:20 am, Chris Edwards <Mustardmender-...@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:
> On 12 Apr 2007 , jontom_...@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> (snip)
>
> Keith
>
> Check your 'Inbox' for urgent mail.
> --
>
> Chris Edwards (in deepest Dorset) "....there *must* be an easier way!"


Chris

Checked both boxes, nothing there as yet.

Best regards

Keith

Old Apr 15, 2007, 06:11 AM
Chris Edwards
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Re: Pinging Keith

On 15 Apr 2007 02:24:41 -0700, jontom_1uk@hotmail.com wrote:

>On Apr 15, 10:20 am, Chris Edwards <Mustardmender-...@yahoo.co.uk>
>wrote:
>> On 12 Apr 2007 , jontom_...@hotmail.com wrote:
>>
>> (snip)
>>
>> Keith
>>
>> Check your 'Inbox' for urgent mail.
>> --
>>
>> Chris Edwards (in deepest Dorset) "....there *must* be an easier way!"

>
>Chris
>
>Checked both boxes, nothing there as yet.
>
>Best regards
>
>Keith


Check Homeworkshop site for reference to something we discussed
yesterday.

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Old Apr 15, 2007, 10:12 AM
Hugh
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Re: C6 lathe ?

Andy,
I'm not surprised that you are tempted! In selling these machines I've
focused on the best quality for the lowest prices possible. Already, prices
seem to be dropping, and already one UK supplier has demanded the Chinese
stop supplying me because of my low prices. Outside of eBay my prices are
even lower - and so far not one of my customers has complained about
rigidity or lack of low speed torque, or anything else for that matter -
Steve please take note.
And not forgetting that my machines come out of the same factory as the
leading UK and US manufacturers, so a better comparison would be with the
American Grizzly and, well, you know the UK ones!
I'm not convinced that Sieg are any better than all these others - it's
rarely worth paying over the odds for a name.
Personally I believe that of equal importance is after-sales service.

I will have the Sieg C6 in stock, but the cnc-converted version - and if I
do manage to get any non-cnc C6's they will be very competitively priced.

Hugh (aka harryuk123)
ps this is not intended as advertising, but I am entitled to counter the
slightly negative comment from Steve W - just because it's eBay it doesn't
follow that the goods are inferior. As I don't have a flashy showroom, and
glossy brochures etc.,I can focus on cutting price.


"Andy Parker" <agatehouse@softhome.net> wrote in message
news:461f4f9e$0$16346$88260bb3@free.teranews.com.. .
> "Peter Fairbrother" wrote in message
> news:C2435B3D.E230B%zenadsl6186@zen.co.uk...
>> Is anyone selling the C6 nowadays? Alternatives?
>>
>>

>
> This is a similar size at least.
> Ebay item no 320100431362
> No connection apart from I'm tempted!
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> andy at agatehouse dot co dot uk
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