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Tonyz
7th Jul 2012, 12:59 PM
Simtec lathes, hope thats the way its spelt.

They were made in SA years ago and Iam getting involved with mildly disabled young people and would love to lay my hands on one of these lathes.
They were the copy sort with a flat bed.

Any ideas???
please

Big Shed
7th Jul 2012, 01:08 PM
Hi Tony, don't know where to get one, but I am pretty sure they were called Symtec, so if searching the forum or Ebay you would get more hits with that spelling.

Hope that helps.

Edit:

None on Ebay atm, and none sold in the last 60 days

Here is a Google search on the WWF

https://www.google.com.au/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=symtec+lathe+site%3Awoodworkforums.com&oq=symtec+lathe+site%3Awoodworkforums.com&gs_l=igoogle.3...343.9570.0.9939.36.15.0.21.0.0.305.2793.5j2j6j2.15.0...0.0...1ac.TiuL65519Bk

wm460
7th Jul 2012, 02:47 PM
Seen this on machines 4u

Used Aps Wood Lathes for sale - SYMTEC MODEL 1500 W3008, 48522 (http://www.machines4u.com.au/view/advert/SYMTEC-MODEL-1500-W3008/48522/)

Used Aps Wood Lathes:
Used Symtic Wood Lathes:
High precision wood turning using a tool holder. Able to copy shapes by fixing the pattern to the bed, below the work piece.
Dimensions: 1500 x345 x 880mm height.
swing over bed : 330mm.
Between centres : 1400mm.
hole dia. through head and tail stock :14mm
Motor: 1 phase/1hp/240 volt
Speed range : m550/1440/3700rpm
Wheels .
Complete with :Operation Manual,Router holder assembly ,Chisel,Steady assembly,protector arm assembly,face plate
Approximate weight 120kg.

KBs PensNmore
7th Jul 2012, 10:42 PM
I have the Symtec 1300 (a shorter version of the 1500) it is a good lathe but I have not had much success with the copy attatchment, but it could be me. I turn Pens on it.
I believe that there is a Symtec Owners Group. Contact them they might know of something and for more details and spares.
If I hear of one I'll let you know!
If you are after a copying lathe, Woodfast make a copying attatchment for lathes that will fit most lathes, sliding on Melamine or a laminate top. Contact them for more details as it could be a cheaper alternative than the Symtec.
Kryn

wooden plane
7th Jul 2012, 10:44 PM
Hi Tonto,
I saw a Symtec lathe in a second hand shop "Rust and Rustic" (I think) on Magill Rd in Adelaide some months ago, it had been there some nine months at least at that time as I had seen it there earlier. I think it was going for around $1100, looked okay, It may be worth a try, had a new chuck, Nova I think,

Algonquin
12th Nov 2012, 03:11 PM
Simtec lathes, hope thats the way its spelt.

They were made in SA years ago and Iam getting involved with mildly disabled young people and would love to lay my hands on one of these lathes.
They were the copy sort with a flat bed.

Any ideas???
please

Hello,

I have a used Symtec 1800 complete with tools etc up for sale. If you are interested, please contact me.

Regards