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    It is a bad situation, he does not know any difference, since he swallowed the poison pill of his own design,

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    Quote Originally Posted by donie View Post
    It is a bad situation, he does not know any difference, since he swallowed the poison pill of his own design,

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    Please Stop your crusade against Thermite
    It is even more annoying as his posts
    Put him on ignore

    Peter

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    thermite the DIMWIT is at it again.

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    Unless there is something fatally broken I think you have good deal there.

    Modern-day ZMM CU325 appear to be pretty much same machine. 40mm spindle bore, 2.2kW motor, 1900lbs, reasonably compact size compared to capability.
    Manual: https://forum.strojirenstvi.cz/downl...e.php?id=75615

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiJ View Post
    Unless there is something fatally broken I think you have good deal there.

    Modern-day ZMM CU325 appear to be pretty much same machine. 40mm spindle bore, 2.2kW motor, 1900lbs, reasonably compact size compared to capability.
    Manual: https://forum.strojirenstvi.cz/downl...e.php?id=75615
    Thanks, but this machine is long gone. It would have done a good job for the price, no doubt.

    I kept looking and found what I hope will be a better machine. If all goes well, I'll pick it up tomorrow:

    Is this Sag 12 worth the price?

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    ZMM Sliven has a factory in Bulgaria, and has made lathes there for decades.
    Google Maps

    lots and lots of cars parked in the lot, and the factory is even bigger than Thermite's opinion of himself. They have hundreds of employees, and the bigger corporate group makes auto parts and other machinery, IN Bulgaria, as well.

    STRUCTURE AND LOCATIONS - ZMM Bulgaria

    Not German quality, but better than Chinese by far. The Eastern europeans, including the Poles, the Czechs, the Bulgarians, and the Romanians, all still make lathes, and lots of other machinery too.

    There is actually a video on the website, showing their in house foundry, factory floor, and lots of employees, none of whom look even vaguely Chinese. I know a Vulgarian when I see one- I watched a lot of Star Trek in the sixties.

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    The problem with eastern european machines is that when the iron curtain opened up the country was flooded with machinery dealers Factories had huge warehouses filled with all kind of different goods as a way of paying for their own products Some kind of money then But those machines were not produced to be actualy used Just a kind of currency
    If you have a machine like that you mighr have bad luck
    Also I heard one of the ZMM factories at one time in the early 90ies was bankrupt and the trustee sold a lott of machines of realy poor quality
    We had 2 at my last employer One we scrapped after 6 years of truble


    Peter


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