Where are/were the TOS machines manufactured?
Czechoslovakia and still going as far as I know. Budget Machinery imports drills and lathes from them.
Of course I am outdated No longer such a place They are now Slovakia.
Seem they go under the name Trens nowadays.
Alec at budget told me the name TOS was a umbrella name from the days of communism and each branch went by its city name
Trens lathes olumok (wrong spelling) mills and another for grinders and so on.
When communism fell each became a separate entity
Possibly over simplified!
Most likely correct as I see the drills he sells are marked Tos where the lathes are Trens.
There is a tos mill up on ebay, its somewhere in the midlands i think. £1,500 starting bid, might be worth a look.
Is that the FGK model Ronan?
Yes. I envy you having room for a machine so large.
Well I would have to make room really, and probably get one or two of my lathes put back together as well so that parts aren't all over the place
Oh and shift the bridgeport out of there. Those bigger mills need more space around them too!
I have the same mill , it’s proper goods
Only 3 tons but has 36” of table travel
3” travel on the quill which is over 6” in diameter and will run 300mm sae flange face mills all day
A proper central lube pump
I love it
What I mean by lube pump is way oil lubrication
I had to turn one down, broke my heart but it wouldn't fit in my workshop. They are a proper massive industrial machine and don't seem to make anywhere near the same money as a Bridgeport. Well worth a look if you can fit one in, just remember they are over 7' tall!
I've got 2.4m to the roof trusses and space in between them, I think I'll be ok it's getting it in through the door that's the trouble.
Same with my back gate, i keep threatening to widen it, but never get around to it. Anyway, i have had to dismantle machines to get them in. But that machine is worth it if you can get it in.
Despite being a much better machine.
Machines are subject to fashion
My perfect fully tooled Holbrooks market value is 25% of a clapped out myford
Snow and churchill are fine fine grinders but worth less than s Jones and shipman
There was a Snow grinder for sale not too far from me, but it was a whopper, huge. Probably on its way to india now
I rebuilt a LR90 in the back garden, had to take down the party wall and drive over a planter to get it out
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