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    Quote Originally Posted by cooncatbob View Post
    How about some love for England's finest, the Dean Smith Grace.
    Lovely, I'll take one . Actually I almost bought one last year but it had the proprietary spindle nose. The one pictured looks to have a D-style.

    Cazeneuve is an interesting choice. Proprietary spindle nose again though.

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    If I was going to replace my 13SB with something new (not likely to happen) it would be a 13"x40" Standard Modern. Simple, straightforward, well built. Base price is around $11,000.

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    As others have pointed out, it depends on the work you plan to do. I do have a SB 9 UMD, that I intend to sell. I did have a SB 10L, that was replaced by a Monarch 10EE. Would I have taken a Hardinge for the same price, Yes.
    If the size of the parts are bigger, the LeBlond, Pace Maker, Pratt & Whitney, Warner Swasey, Jones and Lameson, Lodge & Shipley. There aree some Euro lathes that are sweet too. Some very precise. Some of them have what I call the European joystick. It is a joystick on the apron, that controls the X & Z travel. You can do both ie 45 degree cut.
    Now the SB isn't a bad lathe, just there are better. I do think SB lathes have a good feel to them. Part of their charm is they are fairly simple. This is good for users who don't run lathes all the time.
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finegrain View Post
    Lovely, I'll take one . Actually I almost bought one last year but it had the proprietary spindle nose. The one pictured looks to have a D-style.

    Cazeneuve is an interesting choice. Proprietary spindle nose again though.

    Regards.

    Mike
    Lust for 1 too, though I don't know where I would put it.
    It's a lovely hunk of English Iron.

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    As for where SB falls short on functionality, one thing that bugs me about my 10L is the time it takes to change from high to low range. Ive been thinking about some kind of quick toggle for the lower belt tension. It's just one of those things I wonder if I'll ever get around to.

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    For the guys on here who have run lathes and gave there opinions, what lathes have you run before?

    I have run:

    Monarchs
    Clausings, up to 17" machines, about 7 models
    Victors
    Atlas 6" thru 12"
    South Bends, 9", 10" 13" 14 1/2", 14" vari-drive, 16"
    Leblond Regal 15" and 17"
    Enterprise lathes
    Hardinge HLV
    Hamilton
    Rockford
    Colchester

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcruff View Post
    For the guys on here who have run lathes and gave there opinions, what lathes have you run before?

    I have run:

    Monarchs
    Clausings, up to 17" machines, about 7 models
    Victors
    Atlas 6" thru 12"
    South Bends, 9", 10" 13" 14 1/2", 14" vari-drive, 16"
    Leblond Regal 15" and 17"
    Enterprise lathes
    Hardinge HLV
    Hamilton
    Rockford
    Colchester
    OK,
    I haven't run my Monach 10EE. Bummer.
    I have run Hardinge, Enterprise, Clausing, Rockwell, South Bends, even a Nordic, Jet small and large one, Some other Chinese import lathes, Leblond 19 Servo shift Regal, Possibly a Warner-Swasey, a Lodge & Shipley, Gisholt, some german make in Germany, maybe a few others.
    Tom

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    Not all that many here:
    Southbend
    Logan
    HLV
    Standard Modern
    Sherline
    Turnmaster
    Feeler

    CH

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    I also recall big lathes called Gridleys pumping out bearing races at an SKF plant. There were rivers of coolant running under the floor and these machines ran almost continuously. Now that would be a serious machine for a home workshop and I'll bet somebody has one.

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    Having used the 5 different Monarch 10EE lathes we have in the shop I can honestly say that the 10EE would be hard to top for a smaller lathe.

    I have also used a few smaller Hardinge lathes and find them to be of excellent quality as well.

    If money and availability are no problem I would vote for a 10EE for 95% of what I need one for.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by stnecut View Post
    ...consider your doing the same type work that you do with the SB that you have now. Would you keep the SB or is there a machine that you would rather have instead.....?
    From a mostly hobbyist (For now), the SB is fine. Would I like a Hardinge? Absolutely! But for the work I will be doing soon I need something larger than a Hardinge.

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    DS&G, awesome machine, pleasure to run. VDF, Okuma, Howa, Swift also great machines.


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