From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: Anyone Seen a Universal Coilwinder in Action?
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Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 21:46:43 GMT
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On Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:12:07 GMT, the renowned Jim Thompson
>Interesting... Taig Tools is right here in Chandler, AZ.
Do you remember, I was thinking of popping in on them when I was
down the first time, but didn't have time (and C. wasn't all that
My impression is that they are a bit sturdier than Sherline
and a bit cheaper, but a bit cruder and fewer accessories. I've seen
Sherline's plant in Vista CA, and it's pretty impressive. The
bossman Joe Martin used to race cars.
These guys also sell the headstocks and other parts at fairly
reasonable prices compared to the industrial dealers- try to
get a spindle with precision preloaded bearings for the price
they sell it for..
Both lathes can be shoved into a small storage space when
you don't need them, and lifted with one hand, which is about
the only advantage over an old Southbend or something similar
which takes up a good part of a garage or basement shop. One
of their main competitors these days is a Chinese made
90-lb iron lathe that costs less and does more, but is pretty
low grade from fit and finish to their frequently failing
DC motor speed control.
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