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"Arrow" Lathe

A miniature precision lathe whose headstock took 10 mm collets, the "Arrow" was manufactured by the machine-tool company "Matsuda" (Matsudaseiki) in Japan (http://www.matsudaseiki.co.jp). A very robustly built little job with an especially wide bed. Another lathe maker using the arrow name is an Indian Company, Arrow Machine Tools of No. 18, Old No. 1, Balaji Nagar,Ambattur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Little is known the Japanese maker's early background, or characteristics of the small conventional precision machines they manufactured, and if any reader can supply additional photographs, copies of sales brochures or maintenance manuals - or details of how the lathe performs - I would be very interested to hear from you.


Arrow with lever-operation of the collet closer and tailstock barrel, and fitted with a compound slide rest.