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Enfield Guy
17th Jan 2010, 05:44 PM
Gidday all.
What is known about Dabar lathes. I know they were made in Hobart. I understand they were only made for a relatively short time, patent issues apparently. I am more interested in thread size of the spindle, does it have indexing. Most importantly, is this a good lathe. Seems to be quite heavy duty, all clean heavy castings. One has been on E-Bay and I might have a chance to negotiate with the seller post auction end. Sorry, don't know how to post a link.

I am going to arrange a viewing in the next couple days. I know to check that the centers line up and how to check bearings. Is there anything else in particular I should be looking for? I like the fact that this one has an extension bed to allow 2.3 meters between centers.

Any comments for or against would be appreciated.

Over to the learned ones!!!

Cheers

Big Shed
17th Jan 2010, 05:49 PM
This the one?

Dabar Wood Turning Lathe VGC - eBay, Turning, Woodcrafts, Crafts. (end time 17-Jan-10 20:00:55 AEDST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330391610644&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT)

Enfield Guy
17th Jan 2010, 05:58 PM
yep.

Big Shed
17th Jan 2010, 06:03 PM
http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/dabar-lathe-88531/

http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/dabar-lathe-59619/

Enfield Guy
17th Jan 2010, 06:22 PM
yep thanks for that. I did a search earlier and found those posts and a couple of others. I certainly won't be offering him the sort of money he is asking. I have a Nova TL 1500 at the moment but am looking to upgrade at some stage soon. The larger available diameter would be useful, as would the length from time to time.

A VL300 second hand would be nice, but................