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by Harold_V
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 39
Views: 8031

Re: Monarch lathe

Fact is, any of the more modern Monarch lathes would provide a level of performance that is hard to beat. The machines built ... They had a feel very unlike many others. For example, I was assigned to a 17" Axelson for several months. It was one of the most robust of all lathes, and quite ...
by Harold_V
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch 10EE on Monarch website
Replies: 40
Views: 6012

Re: Monarch 10EE on Monarch website

While I've seen the Hardinge lathes, I've never operated one, aside from the DV-59's, which I didn't much like. The ... The only machine I've ever operated that equaled them in robustness would be an Axelson. Harold
by BadDog
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New to me Cazeneuve HBX 360 Lathe
Replies: 98
Views: 26710

Re: New to me Cazeneuve HBX 360 Lathe

... I see this. I've had a jones for any of a number of the fancy wish-list lathes. 10ee and HLV near the top for fine work, DSG or Axelson for beautiful beasts with enough mass to warp space-time, and the Mori Seiki for all ...
by Richard_W
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 5 Can't do w/o insert holders and inserts?
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: 5 Can't do w/o insert holders and inserts?

I have two lathes. One is a Myford Super 7 and I use HSS pretty much exclusively on it. My new lathe ... depth of cut is in the range of the 300 series insert. I had very good luck on an Axelson model 20 lathe (24.5" swing) using the TNMG332 insert in cast steel. At first I ...
by Harold_V
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?
Replies: 35
Views: 4696

Re: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?

... weight and Harold's endorsement, I must assume the Monarch is a better lathe than the Sheldon, but I don't know how much; at least it does what ... about 2,200 pounds. The most robust machine I ever operated was a 17" Axelson (taking in to consideration the size of the machine). Large form ...
by Jaxian
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: bed width
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: bed width

Old industrial lathes, like American Pacemakers, Lodge & Shipley, Axelson, Hendy and the like almost always list swept area under the saddle in the specs. As far as wear goes ...
by SteveM
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Axelson Lathes
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Axelson Lathes

... was a 14" x 30" Axleson for sale on DiscoverLiveSteam.com a while back. It was only 30" between centers, but the chuck was in the MIDDLE of the lathe because the spindle was almost 30" long. Figured that thing could take huge cuts AND hit size to the tenths all day long without breaking a sweat. ...
by Richard_W
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Axelson Lathes
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Axelson Lathes

Axelson lathes were in time past one of the most sought after lathes around. A lot of old timers ranked them above Monarch's. ...
by Marty Feldman
Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machines are too big
Replies: 22
Views: 2610

Re: Machines are too big

... them a poorer choice. I am not suggesting doing horological work on an Axelson lathe, and I am not bashing Sherline or any other particular small machine. But my own strong ...
by Richard_W
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.
Replies: 61
Views: 8435

Re: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the lis

... what you are looking at then buy new. Yeah I would like to find a new Axelson, Sidney or Lodge & Shipley lathe, but it isn't going to happen. Richard W.
by Harold_V
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Axleson lathes
Replies: 16
Views: 1696

Re: Axleson lathes

Steve, My gawd that's an impressive lathe. Just maybe a DS&G might be built heavier, but for it's size it's got to be ... I've operated both of them, although not of equal sizes. My money goes on the Axelson. That's not to say the DS&G isn't a robust machine. Harold
by BadDog
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definition of lathe swing
Replies: 23
Views: 7399

Re: Definition of lathe swing

Agreed with tonitore. However, in the past, major US Premium lathes like Monarch, Pacemaker, Axelson, etc. rated lathes by what was deemed practical "by design". So you'll see lathes nominally defined as "16", that were physically huge and may turn a 20" face plate without ...