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    Ed P is offline Aluminum
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    Default Manix Lathes??

    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.

    Ed P

    http://www.manix.co.kr/eng/
    Last edited by Ed P; 01-19-2009 at 10:40 PM. Reason: addition of web address

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    L Vanice is online now Diamond
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    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
    USA
    TEL: 1 770 772 7448
    FAX: 1.888.534.8383
    email:doris@demandproducts.com
    Homepage:www.demandproducts.com

    Larry

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    Ed P is offline Aluminum
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    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.

    Ed P

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    David Carlisi is offline Stainless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed P View Post
    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.

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    Looks like you can buy them here.

    http://www.progresstool.com/pd_manix.cfm




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    Progress Machine&Tool Corp
    645 South Olive st. LA. CA 90014
    Tel : 1-213-489-7262
    Fax : 1-213-489-2140
    E-MAIL : vasken@progresstool.com


    The stuff isn't cheap- $5200 for a mill that weighs 86 kg- wow. At that price per pound, a Bridgeport would be $80K!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    Looks like you can buy them here.

    http://www.progresstool.com/pd_manix.cfm




    U.S.A
    Progress Machine&Tool Corp
    645 South Olive st. LA. CA 90014
    Tel : 1-213-489-7262
    Fax : 1-213-489-2140
    E-MAIL : vasken@progresstool.com


    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.
    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.

    Ed P

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    slugger is offline Cast Iron
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    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.

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