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    There is a Tida lathe in the ads area. I can find almost nothing on this brand. Does anyone have knowledge of these.

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    I used to own one. It's a decent little machine for an import. They were Taiwanese rather than Chinese (at least mine was) so quality was fairly good.

    Jet used to sell them also. In fact, I have an old Jet catalog in which my very model was featured...under the "Jet" brandname as I recall. Still have the catalog around someplace. Might be able to find it and email you the pic and specs if it helps you.

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    John, check out Lukes Machinery in canada,they still sell them

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    Hi I bought one yesterday in excellent condition with many accessories I look at all the gears has no wear at all nice small lathe model TD-5AA let me know if you need more info the only thing I saw main belt is joint with some kind wire.

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    I looked at one years ago, maybe 12" swing. Seemed a simple design, reasonably well built. The one I looked at had the rattle in the drive pulley that showed up in both direct and back gear operaton - no lube over the years. The lubrication point wasn't all that obvious and it had been neglected over the years.

    Not a fatal flaw -- it could have been re-bushed.

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    I have the TD4A they are very well built machine and heavy, got it Craig's like with a lot of tooling several chucks, face plate only Missing the follow rest and sure whish I could fine me on, you will enjoy it, I am told that Jet parts will fit them, mine is a 1083 year build, I am going to scan and post them for the group if would be acceptable,Joe


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