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    ladaok,
    I read from your query and your thread replies that you are already biased in the buy Indian direction. If so, you are making an enormous gamble. Now, I'm sure there are good quality stuff made somewhere in India, but I have NEVER seen any. All the iron castings I have seen are very low density, porous and weak. Not just poor quality.......terrible quality. My opinion is not just mine. In fact, just this last Sunday, I had a conversation with the CEO and owner of a major machine builder here in Germany and he stated the same thing. He further stated that all metal products and metal alloys, like stainless steel and aluminum are particularly suspect to fraud. Look elsewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavt View Post
    Or taiwan for that matter, they *do* have some good stuff, you know. Acra machinery comes to mind.
    Taiwan is the largest supplier of machinery in the world.
    LOTS of "named" machines are re-badged Taiwan iron.

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    15 years ago a UK machine tool supplier (very old name in the UK industry) was peddling "their" machines (CNC lathes), which were Indian made and supplied with a Fanuc on it. 2ax and live tool option.
    In the flesh they looked solid - and they swore by them but were also trying to sell me one!

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    My choice of new manual lathe would be a Chin hung from tawain. But if you want to go to India i have seen a few HMT machines over the years, they look ok but i have never used one.

    http://www.hmtmachinetools.com/default.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by boslab View Post
    I must admit I’ve looked at quite a few Indian videos of their machines, there was a horizontal shaper with a mill head on looked reasonable ok the castings looked like they had patterned an 1890 US machine, bit of ornate stuff going on
    I watched a lathe being demonstrated, bhavya I think looked Colchester like, the ways didn’t look bad and the finish was way better than I expected, I’d certainly explore the idea, try to find another one in the country perhaps, the owner would know if it’s any good, and the manufacturer would know where they’d sent one
    I wouldn’t rule them out, I’ve had parts made in India ( big gears for example) that were very well made, the Indians do have a can do attitude, I worked for them, I’ve no complaints at all, they beat the Dutch hands down
    Mark
    have checked them out, I will contact them and see if they have ever exported to NZ, check pricing, references, and I may contact the Indian consulate in NZ. looks to me that many Co on sell their product

    Ta for the info .... robbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapatap View Post
    My choice of new manual lathe would be a Chin hung from tawain. But if you want to go to India i have seen a few HMT machines over the years, they look ok but i have never used one.

    http://www.hmtmachinetools.com/default.htm
    perhaps I should .....Ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladaok View Post
    perhaps I should .....Ta
    For real life!

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    I bought a Acra 17x40. Its a Chin Hung and its very well made. Hardened ways, etc. I have a whole thread on that machine. I would think you could import one for reasonable money. Not sure I would try to buy any machine tools from India.

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    Oh come on, quality components-machines can be made anywhere in the world. It comes down to high quality raw goods, manufacturing process, quality control, supervision, trained-skilled employees and all the other necessary items on the check list.
    A desire to create innovative, high quality parts-tools-machines is not a new concept.
    There are intelligent people in every country in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett W View Post
    I bought a Acra 17x40. Its a Chin Hung and its very well made. Hardened ways, etc. I have a whole thread on that machine. I would think you could import one for reasonable money. Not sure I would try to buy any machine tools from India.
    I will have a look for your thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janderso View Post
    Oh come on, quality components-machines can be made anywhere in the world. It comes down to high quality raw goods, manufacturing process, quality control, supervision, trained-skilled employees and all the other necessary items on the check list.
    A desire to create innovative, high quality parts-tools-machines is not a new concept.
    There are intelligent people in every country in the world.
    exactly, I am looking at India, because they seem to be improving out of sight, and are very reasonably priced .... the lathe does not have to be a gear head. in some ways, belt is quiet and there is NO gear train vibration, and with VSD who needs a gear box anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie_obe View Post
    Of course you have no complaint.
    Once England ruled over the crown colony of India.
    Now they own your major industries and rule over you.
    like that sting song [when you find your servant is your master] or top rail now on the bottom

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    Without prior experiences to go on are you willing to take a chance?

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    can't get them here... but you can buy Takisawa machinery in australia. not sure about NZ.
    a takisawa TAL lathe is the modern equivalent to a vintage Okuma or wasino. the smaller
    TSL is also a proven japanese design that is from the 1970's .afaik.. they don't sell
    them in the usa , so like the (h)whacheon, they might cost as much as a cnc lathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladaok View Post
    ... with VSD who needs a gear box anyway
    Only people who want to take a cut at low rpm ... uncommon stuff like stainless, maybe ti, anything larger in diameter where you might like to rough the part some time before next wednesday. Nothing you'd ever use, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmanuelGoldstein View Post
    Only people who want to take a cut at low rpm ... uncommon stuff like stainless, maybe ti, anything larger in diameter where you might like to rough the part some time before next wednesday. Nothing you'd ever use, I'm sure.
    yes your right, I will send those gas turbine blade rings back

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladaok View Post
    yes your right, I will send those gas turbine blade rings back
    Pretty unlikely anyone is going to be giving you that kind of work. If they accidentally do, god help them ...

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    40 years ago in a screw machine shop were I worked the boss got fast twist jobber length drills from his supplier. Tthey were made in India and were first class quality. Early on Wootz steel was made in ancient India. Would not surprise me to see quality machine tools from India also. They do have a centuries old metal working tradition. That said I know of any source myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladaok View Post
    and with VSD who needs a gear box anyway


    It looks like we have another person asking for advice,but is smarter than everyone here.

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    i'm no smarter than the previous posters... but i used to shop at the A&P, i buy my
    tooling at PTS , i used to carry a smith & wesson M&p , but now i carry a canik TP9,
    my HAAS vf-3 runs an HRT210 4th axis , my newest lathe is a VDF , but i have 600A 3-phase , so no need for
    an VFD.....


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