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Thread: Manix Lathes??
01-19-2009, 11:39 PM #1
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 11:40 PM. Reason: addition of web address
01-19-2009, 11:52 PM #2
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
01-20-2009, 10:23 AM #3
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.
01-20-2009, 01:07 PM #4
01-20-2009, 06:01 PM #5
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!!!
01-21-2009, 02:55 PM #6
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.
01-22-2009, 11:56 AM #7
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.