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    Default Import 16" engine lathe

    Anyone have words of wisdom to share on possible purchase of a new Namseon 16" swing manual engine lathe. Call me sheltered, I've never run one of these little imports. Lightest lathe of that swing I've ever run was a "Regal".

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    Call me a smartass, but I'm not seeing what the problem is. If you know your way around a lathe, you should be able to work it out even if the controls are different. If you don't know your way around a lathe, this one could be a problem for you but so would any other you might buy.

    So can you expand a little more about your apprehension with this particular machine?

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    I too am not sure what you are actually asking
    I have a 30 year old 16” Kerry branded Namseon.
    I got it a couple years ago with very little use on it, the half nuts still had cosmoline on them.

    It’s a very nice lathe, runs nice and smooth, takes a nice cut. Mine makes about .0006 taper over 12” on a 3.5” chunk of 6061(two collar test), I may be able to tweak that out with the headstock adjustment, but I don’t care that much.

    Like lots of imports of this era , the paint is falling off the aluminum covers in places, but the new ones probably have better paint.

    I’d love to have a brand new one , just because I take nice care of my stuff and this one has paint falling off it.

    I wish it had a clutch.

    A Wacheon would be top of my list, but you are pushing $40k with a couple chucks

    Are you talking about a Mecca-turn 400x1000

    Lathe- MECCA TURN 400 SERIES - NAMSUN HI-TECH CORP.

    Here’s my older one, ignore the big rock in transit over it.





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    Is it this one in Modesto? No size given. It has been up for a week or two along with smaller ones.
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    I think this is the same machine for $2,000 less then the $6,000 lathe above it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripperj View Post
    I too am not sure what you are actually asking
    I have a 30 year old 16” Kerry branded Namseon.
    I got it a couple years ago with very little use on it, the half nuts still had cosmoline on them.

    It’s a very nice lathe, runs nice and smooth, takes a nice cut. Mine makes about .0006 taper over 12” on a 3.5” chunk of 6061(two collar test), I may be able to tweak that out with the headstock adjustment, but I don’t care that much.

    Like lots of imports of this era , the paint is falling off the aluminum covers in places, but the new ones probably have better paint.

    I’d love to have a brand new one , just because I take nice care of my stuff and this one has paint falling off it.

    I wish it had a clutch.

    A Wacheon would be top of my list, but you are pushing $40k with a couple chucks

    Are you talking about a Mecca-turn 400x1000

    Lathe- MECCA TURN 400 SERIES - NAMSUN HI-TECH CORP.

    Here’s my older one, ignore the big rock in transit over it.





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    Ripper,

    You’re not joking....you do keep things CLEAN!! That thing looks like new still!!

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    I guess i May have misunderstood, I thought the OP was buying a new one.
    If that one posted above is in nice shape , it’s definitely worth $4k


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    that's not a big rock. gotta love the little Harrington hoists, beats hanging a crappy 1T J*t overhead by FAR!!

    yea, that lathe is in TERRIBLE shape, ill take it off your hands. all that paint falling off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post

    I think this is the same machine for $2,000 less then the $6,000 lathe above it.
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    That might be an even better deal than it first appears. The photos show the Namseon 16 x 40 and also a Logan 12 x 36. A twofer at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGTool View Post
    That might be an even better deal than it first appears. The photos show the Namseon 16 x 40 and also a Logan 12 x 36. A twofer at that price?
    Not clear. first ad showed three? lathes and only had one price of $4,000. A week or so later another ad was posted with just the Nameson lathe for 6,000. I'm not really sure if these are the same seller or even the same lathes.
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    Question was purely one of "any common problematic issues" / or "words of caution" with these relatively light weight machines. OK so I know it's not a Monarch 612 or Okuma LS. That said we won't be trying to keep the amp meter pegged either.


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