Holbrook lathe on Ebay

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  2. Dieselkid 63

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    Three jaw and toolpost carefully rested on the bedways...

    I would swap my Bantam for that ima heartbeat. What a beautiful machine!
     
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  4. spencer 427 Member

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    I all ready have it in the watch list.
     
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    :clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
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  6. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    Come and join us on the Heavy Side...

    Probably closer to 2 tons though, my Holbrook C13 is just over, easy to move :)

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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  7. spencer 427 Member

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    I have a two tonne lathe. I looking for something bigger. But the Holbrook is a cracking machine
     
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    So what are you looking for if your present lathe weighs 2 tons spencer 427
     
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    One of these. 4.5 tonnes Screenshot_20180908-183809_Chrome.jpg
     
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    I would love to restore the Holbrook. It's advertised twice on eBay.
     
  11. fizzy Member

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    If only my trailer was ready I would be buying that!
     
  12. pressbrake1

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    I have a immaculate holbrook 13" fully tooled with relieving equipment.
    I paid £325 for it and its as new ,except for the paint.
    In my mind and Ive owned and used many lathes no finer machine was made than holbrook. Unfortunately most have been ruined as the small spindle bore and imperial threading meant they ended up in garages and maint shops.
     
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    In my workshop resting stuff on the bed would result in the sack and much hurt for culprit!
     
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  14. pressbrake1

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    Which machine is two tonnes?
     
  15. Dieselkid 63

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    Yes, a subtle clue as to how the previous owner may have treated it. Sad :(
     
  16. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    Mine wasn't much more, about £370 if I unforget unmistakenly, with full set of native Holbrook collets (real rocking-horse droppings), Pratt-Burnerd 3 and 4-jaw chucks and a Dickson QCTP, micrometer stops and taper attachment, hadn't been abused other than the coolant that got in the QCGB - sorted now!

    They are a world apart form mere mortal lathes, silky smooth and really no expense spared - I over-rev mine (plain bearings, but pumped oil to 'em) to 2500 RPM with the VFD, can balance a 5p on the toolpost mid cut...

    I suppose I could have bought a Chinese minilathe for a bit more money, but where's the fun moving one of those?

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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  17. fizzy Member

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    How do they compare with a DSG?
     
  18. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    I prefer the Holbrooks I've used to the couple of DSGs, a lighter touch and perhaps a bit more toolroom than production oriented, although the C13 can definitely chew off the metal when pushed - I'm still peed off that work sold the H17* to a dealer when I wanted it :@

    Dave H. (the other one)

    * for a review of the Model H, Youtube and search "mighty Holbrook"...
    Or not - seems to have been taken down :(
     
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