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Machine Tools - lathes, millers, drills, shapers, etc. - For Sale

To place a wanted advertisement phone: 01298-871633 from 09:00 to 23:00 6 days or email:

We can't promise that every "Wanted" advertisement will work as well as the following - but you never know:
I thought you might like to know that the last of my advertisements has been very successful, as were all the others. This was a 'Wanted Advert' for a Thiel high-speed vertical head, It was only on your advice that the advert mentioned I would also consider a 'complete machine' and, as a result, the foreman of the University workshop in L****** (who was viewing your site, looking for a woodturning lathe) spotted my advert and contacted me. His workshop capacity was being reduced - and I am now the proud owner of a fully equipped Thiel 158 with the rare high-speed head, all the collets, universal table and special Thiel circular table - all resplendent in unmarked, original paint. The university decided to keep the dividing head but I couldn't grumble as everything was offered for just 100. I didn't negotiate, just drove straight there and bought it! There was even a handbook, spares catalogue and the original test certificates."
So your site definitely works for both Sales and Wants - and in my case knocks E-bay out of sight. Thank you for an excellent service, Regards, Dave Quatermain.

Wanted: Capstan unit and cut-off slide to fit a Pultra lathe - anything considered - or would even consider a lathe complete with such equipment. Also sought, a good Hardinge HLV-H lathe and tooling suitable for the Pultra capstan head such as Coventry die heads, tool holders, roller boxes, etc. Please phone: 07976-733908

Wanted to buy: the Holbrook lathe Model B with an overhead drive that used to belong to Gerald Penn of Saffron Walden.
I am Gerald's grandson and would like to buy the machine back into the family. Any information most welcome. Please phone: 0779-4609316 or email:

Wanted for a Schaublin 70 lathe: collets of all types, imperial or metric, wire, cone and fir-tree
. Also sought, turning tool holders for a capstan head and absolutely anything else at all. Please phone (from Europe): 001-239-641-922 or USA 239-641-9255 or email:

Wanted: Lorch KD50 lathe (like this) Anything considered, any condition, complete or otherwise, anywhere within the European Union. Please email Roman at

Wanted: Cowells 90ME lathe (as seen here)
. Preferably with accessories, but anything considered, any location. Would also be interested any separate Cowells accessories. Please phone: 07711-350552

WANTED: Harrison M500 fixed steady and an imperial thread-dial indicator -
would also consider other M500 accessories. Phone: 01900-817432

WANTED: accessories for a Colchester Chipmaster or Bantam:
Burnerd lever-operated Multi-size collet chuck and collets; rear splash guard; telescopic taper-turning attachment; rear toolpost and its mounting block; fixed steady and 127 tooth metric transposing changewheel. Phone: 01622-820172

Wanted - BOLEY 4H or 4E plain-turning production lathe parts and accessories
. 120  mm centre height - would also consider a whole machine--any condition. Parts required - cross and top slide assembly - screw or lever feed; 4-jaw chucks, chuck backplate; tool holders for cross slide or cut-off slide; tailstock; collets (161e); tee bolts and nuts. Any interesting accessories considered. Also looking for 3/4" straight shank turret tooling. I'm based in Ireland but can collect from UK in person, or pay for packaging and delivery. Text or phone and I'll call you back. I'd also be grateful for any information on the manufacture of these machines, particularly the spindle and bearings design and tolerances etc, the exact thread size of the spindle nose, and any other advice or tips on these lathes and their operation. Thanks. Phone: 00353-876211694

: Myford 254 Top Slide or top and cross slide - any associated parts. Please phone: 01223-560721

Wanted Vertical or Universal Miller such as Aciera F3, Tom Senior E-Type or Junior Vertical or Light Vertical, Beaver Model A, Elliott 00 Omnimill, Deckel FP1 - or something similar.
Private buyer, please phone: 01748-826311 or 0792-3417365 181212

Wanted: parts for - or a complete - Pools 3-inch Special lathe of the type shown here. Anything considered, any condition, ant location. Phone: 07530-470440 181212

WANTED: Jones & Shipman miniature cylindrical grinder Type 520
--as shown here. Anything considered, even incomplete, any location. Please email:

WANTED in sound running order: a small universal milling machine - for example, an Elliott 00 Omnimil, a Beaver Model A, an Aciera F3, a Deckel FP1, an Alexander Master Toolmaker, a Centec 2B,  a Metba, a Mikron, a Schaublin 13, a Maho, a Sharp - or anything similar. Please phone: 01772-687775 office hours.

FOUND: Hardinge HLV or HLV-H lathe. Anything considered (these lathes can be seen here) Please phone: 0752-7407878 (no answer phone, so please keep trying if no answer) ends 15/03/19

Wanted: a swivelling work head for an early Myford MG12 cylindrical grinder (the one with the 10-inch wheel).
Would also consider a complete early MG12 in any condition - and also any accessories. Phone: 07484-380484

Wanted: a Denbigh D-Type Milling Machine with a vertical head - or just a vertical head. A picture of a Denbigh Type-D is here. Please phone: 07951-030955 (An article on Denbigh millers is here)

Wanted: Can anybody help with the dimensions of the quill return spring in the Centec vertical head?
The spring looks like this If so, I would be very grateful. Please email Hugh at: 

Deckel Medallion Attachment for KF1 pantograph die sinking machine--any location. Please contact: or phone: 01753-662285

Wanted: help with a Swiss Wahli 76 multi-function machine
: if you have a sectional drawing of the headstock, or experience replacing the spindle bearings, I would be very grateful to hear from you. Please email David on:

WANTED for a Boxford VSL lathe:
1. Motor disc brake unit, complete or any odd parts considered as mine is incomplete.
2. Vice for the maker's vertical milling attachment. 
Please phone 07740-309293 or email:

Wanted: Myford ML10 dog-clutch lever - or any other parts for the assembly. Please phone: 01686-627816 and ask for Ian.

WANTED: three machine tools: a Lorch LLV or similar quality bench lathe: an 8 mm watchmakers' lathe in WW format and Hauser 3BA jig borer accessories - especially the circle scribing tool on a 2 MT shank.
Please contact or phone: 01753-662285

WANTED: Manual for Mitsubishi HL-300 lathe. Please phone: 01298-872875

: I'm looking for a Boxford AUD or VSL lathe. I don't mind if it's single or three-phase - but it needs to be in good condition. Other than that, actual spec is not overly important. I'm based in Essex but would be prepared to travel for the right machine.

WANTED: I'm looking to set up a home workshop and seek three main items:
Colchester Bantam with the accessories; a Boxford VM30 Vertical milling machine (or similar) and a Pedrazzoli Mec Brown chop saw (or similar). Can be either three or single-phase equipment. No dealers please and will travel for the right equipment. Would also consider a complete workshop. Please phone; 01707-333038 or email Steve at:

Wanted: Allanson lathe (as seen here)
Anything considered. Please phone: 07703-030993

Wanted: Compact, high-quality screwcutting bench lathe admitting at least 12 inches (300 mm) between centres and with a centre height of at least 3 inches.
Requirements and budget flexible - something like a TOS MN80a or TOS  SU16, a Lorch LAS or similar would be ideal - but anything considered, anywhere in Europe. Please phone: 0035-8505-699596 or email:

Wanted: Centrix Micro backgeared lathe
made by Centrix Precision Products in Shoreham-by-sea in the 1960s. Preferably one in good condition sought. Phone: 07973-709427 or email:  Pictures and details of the Centrix lathe here

Wanted: Tom Senior Milling Machine - preferably an M1 Major, VS or ELT. Also sought an S-Type Vertical Head. Private buyer with cash waiting. Please 07797-746396 or email:

Wanted: Original 3-phase motor (usually by AEI). Anything considered, working or not.
Also sought, any Centec accessories. Please phone: 07777-692479 or email:

Wanted: Pultra 17/50 or 17/70 lathe and any associated Pultra accessories. Absolutely anything considered - any condition from mint to poor. 
Please phone: 07422-678792 or email:

WANTED: Myford Super 7B "Big Bore" with 1-inch through the spindle and mounted on the maker's cabinet stand. A late-model machine in immaculate, little-used condition preferred.
I'm ready to pay well anywhere in Europe for a good example. Please phone: 0047-90085761 or email:

WANTED: small high precision lathe and milling machine e.g. Toyo ML1, Schaublin 70, Lorch KD50, Levin, a BCA Mini jig borer, Aciera F1, Wolf Jahn, Mikron - or similar.
Please phone Chris on: 01132-302561 or 07793-815730

WANTED: Emco milling head,  4-speed or 6-speed, 3-phase or single phase, to fit the Emco V10, V10P or Super 11 lathes
. Anything considered. Would also buy a complete Emco V10 or V10P lathe with a milling head if necessary.
Please phone Peter: 01954-212832 (Pictures of these lathes and milling heads here)

Wanted: Favorite lathe accessories and parts (Favorite) Anything considered, anywhere.
Also sought for mutual help, contact with owners of Favorite lathes. Please phone John on 01773-543055 or email:

Wanted: DECKEL G1L Pantograph Engraver and a DECKEL SO Tool & Cutter Grinder (or the Alexander equivalent).
Also sought: Engraver and tool and cutter grinder accessories. Machines in good condition preferred, but anything considered. Phone: 01522-809989 or 07769-757876

WANTED: Harrison M250, Harrison M300, Colchester Student 1800, Myford Super 7B and Harding HLV-H lathes
. Please contact: Tenga Engineering Co Ltd. Phone: 01425-622567 or email details with photographs to:   01/03/17

Wanted: the rise and fall table for a Fobco 7/8 or 10/8 drill
.  Or, any table around 17" x 20" from another make of drill that we could adapt (we have the facilities). Although we're in the Falklands we are happy to pay shipping, etc. to get the part. Please email details to: or phone: 00500-21116

Wanted: Horizontal "conversion kit" for a Bridgeport turret miller.
Consists of the right-angle attachment, arbor and drop bracket  - a picture of the parts is here. If you can help with any of the parts, please phone: 01297-35232  01/02/17

Wanted (
FOUND--thank you!)  Dore Westbury Mk. 2 milling machine. I would prefer one in really good condition and well equipped. Please reply to: Nick at ***A Dore Westbury Mk.2 miller can be seen here  01/02/17

WANTED: Myford big-bore Super 7B lathe on the maker's cabinet stand and in good condition
. One with a metric screwcutting conversion set fitted would be preferred, but anything considered. Please contact Helge Rokeberg on: 0047-90085761 or email:  01/01/17

Wanted: Wanted Centec Mk. III quill head and ramReady to pay well for good order component with sound bearings and seals. Please phone: 0049-212-818305 or email:

Wanted: TOM SENIOR M1 Milling Machine with an "S-Type" vertical head
(as seen on this page) or a MYFORD VM-E or VM-F Series miller (as seen here) Private buyer happy to travel. Please phone: 07831-244568 anytime.

Wanted: a Startrite EFI Pillar Drill Type FG2
A complete drill or any parts required. Would consider a whole machine, working or not working or parts. Main items sought are the gearbox housing casting (broken in transit), the foot-switch pedal control knobs and lever for locking the table in place. Distance not a problem, I can arrange collection. Please contact Graham on 01856-888849 or email:  01/10/16

Wanted: I am looking for the following machines:

1) SIP MP-3K jig borer, must be in excellent condition, tooled or untooled
2) Sunderland 5B gear planer
3) Gleason bevel gear planer
, single tool template machine, 24" capacity or Gleason bevel gear generator, two tool machine, up to 12" capacity
Please contact Andrew at:  011/010/16

Wanted: for a Quorn Tool & Cutter Grinder
, the set of engineering drawings. Any version would be very acceptable to help me finish my machine. If you can help, please phone Phillip Peaster on: 01278-732853   01/010/16

Wanted: Top guard cover hinge mechanism for a Fobco 10/8 drilling machine
- it doubles as the belt- tensioning device. Please phone: 01522-813668

Wanted: I am looking for a Centec 2B in good order, with or without the table power feed
- but must have horizontal overarm and arbor  for horizontal work.  Also looking for dividing head and tailstock, machine vice and rotary table for same, if possible.  Will cover all costs of packaging and shipping to Germany. Please  contact Hugh on 0049-21281-8305 or email:  09/01/16

: Hydraulic spinning lathe (Leifeld PLB or similar) and/or large manual spinning lathe. Required for young metal spinning company based in Hampshire. Telephone: 07885-991906  050916

WANTED: A Grayson lathe - or one badged "London" or "Granville". Phone 07919-367916  09/01/16

WANTED: A Hendey Lathe--any model considered.
Please phone: 01604-686685 or 01858-575280  (Hendey lathes can be seen here)

WANTED: Is anyone able to supply a copy of any drawings, diagrams etc showing the interior details of the Leinen / Boley & Leinen MLZ4S lathe quick change gearbox, especially showing the set-up of the three controls in relation to the various gear clusters. Mine has probably had its cover removed and replaced at some time, resulting in some mis-alignment of one or more of the three control shafts/gears. Please email Peter on:  09/09/16