Wahli combination machines

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spro
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Wahli combination machines

Postby spro » Tue May 16, 2017 3:26 pm

There is more recent information about the Swiss Wahli machines at lathesUK Worth a look at how they did it and flat ways too. :)

http://www.lathes.co.uk/Wahli/

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Re: Wahli combination machines

Postby pete » Fri May 26, 2017 12:09 am

It looks a bit like the later Emco machines Spro, and being Swiss I'd guess very well made. Not one I've seen before either.Variable headstock height would make it a small light weight semi horizontal boring machine as well. You should check out Tom Lipton (Oxtoolco) on Youtube and his video of his horizontal jig borer he did a few years ago. I didn't even know they made proper jig borers in the horizontal orientation. With the addition of a variable height tailstock to his there's not much in a home shop that couldn't be machined. And with a fairly small foot print do it all without having a lathe, horizontal mill, drill press, etc. I could certainly find room for that Wahli machine if I found one.


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