I would like to replace my worn out Sakai lathe with a Manix. They are indentical
allowing me to use all of my existing accessories that I have purchased and made
over the years. Has anyone any experience with this Korean company? I'm a little
hesitant sending them my credit card, they have no North American rep.
Last edited by Ed P; 01-19-2009 at 10:40 PM.
Reason: addition of web address
Their website says this is their USA dealer, but Demand only lists the hot wire foam cutters. Did you try them to see if they would sell you a lathe? The lathe looks like what Harbor Freight sells. Is Manix a Korean copy of a Chinese lathe? As for experience with Manix, people on this site mostly have real lathes.
Country : USA
Company Name : DEMAND PRODUCTS, INC.
C/P: Ms. Gina Keller
1055 Nine North Drive,
Alpharetta, GA 30004
TEL: 1 770 772 7448
No, Demand Products does not sell lathes. Manix is a copy of Sakai and
Proxxon. The Sakai seems like a real lathe to me, has a cast iron bed, tapered
roller bearings and will turn accurately any material I put in it.
Just a side note, but I could not help but notice their claim to be "The World Wide Leader In Machine Tools". Interesting claim... especially in light of the picture below the statement.
Originally Posted by Ed P
progress machine tools
Looks like you can buy them here.
Progress Machine&Tool Corp
645 South Olive st. LA. CA 90014
Tel : 1-213-489-7262
Fax : 1-213-489-2140
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
The stuff isn't cheap- $5200 for a mill that weighs 86 kg- wow. At that price per pound, a Bridgeport would be $80K!!!
Thanks for that info. For some reason they are not listed on the Manix site as a dealer.
Originally Posted by slugger
However their prices are high, I can get the lathe direct from Manix in Korea for $1700.00 and that includes shipping (Progress is $2300.00). I think I will take the chance and order directly from Manix in Korea and see what happens.
Let us know what you find and how you like the machine. I found this stuff from Manix's website through a link. Might be good stuff if you only had room for one on a bench top.