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WANTED: Machine Tools, Accessories & Parts

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, a universal table and the 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: Willson Slant-bed Lathe. Need not be working, but should be basically complete. One as shown in this picture would be ideal, but the earlier type, with the two exposed levers on the face of the headstock would be OK. Phone: 07796-024913

: Scope or Bormilathe multi-functional machines. Top price offered by a collector of machine tools. I would prefer one that is complete, with accessories and in good condition. Scope lathes can be seen here and Murad Bormilates here

WANTED: a taper turning attachment for a Chipmaster or Bantam Lathe (the unit will fit either).
Details of Chipmaster lathes here and bantam lathes here. Phone: 07866-547180

WANTED: car valve-seat grinding machine. Anything reasonable considered. Please phone: 0141-942-8037

WANTED: a drilling block for a Dean Smith & Grace DSG 1609 lathe. Also, a tail clamp for the taper turning attachment on a DSG 1307 and a bed stop for the same machine
. Please contact: Phill Spowart at 28/3/2023

I'm looking for information about Burchhardt geared-head lathes, from the 1950s. Anything considered assembly, setup, information, operators' and parts manuals, and catalogues, etc. Please email: 1/3/2023

WANTED: I'm looking for a Holbrook CB8 lathe.
Top price given for a machine in good original condition, but anything considered. The lathe required is like this one  Please contact:  19/12/22

WANTED: Boxford or similar lathe is decent working order. Anything considered within 2 hours travel time of Exeter. Please phone: 07582-649633

WANTED: 14DP changewheel set (spur gears) for my antique Barnes Model 5 lathe
: 14DP,  0.450" thick, 11/16" bore, with a single 1/8" square keyway, 14.5-degree pressure angle, 28T, 32T, 36T, 40T and 48T
If you can help I would be delighted to hear from you
. Please contact: Phone 7348488032 or from outside the USA 001-7348488032

WANTED: EMCO Maximat V10P or similar specification lathe.
Metric gearbox with metric change gears would be great. Must be in good or at least reasonably usable condition. Please email with details:

Wanted: Butler "Super Shaper" with an 18 to 24-inch ram stroke.
Would also consider other makes of a similar size. Absolutely anything considered. Please phone: 01335-330158

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

Now Found! a Pittler C3 lathe in working order, either an 18" or 24" between centres. Ideally with it's original supplied equipment and the universal  joint for automatic ball turning and power cross feed etc. 
I'm still looking for accessories for the Pittler B2.
Please email:

WANTED: spindle tooling (No.2 Morse) and accessories - rotary tables, microscope, etc - suitable for a Hauser 3BA jig borer. Would also consider a complete 3BA in any condition. Also sought, a Holbrook Minor or similar high-quality lathe. Please phone: 01442-872673 (from overseas +44-1442-872673) or email:

Wanted: a BCA MK 111 Jig Borer/Miller. Please contact Tenga Engineering Co Ltd. Phone: 01425 622567 or email:

FOUND! : Boxford lathe. An underdrive type VSL, AUD or BUD would be ideal. Single-phase or three-phase and condition unimportant so long as complete. Any location, as I'm prepared to travel. Private buyer.

FOUND: 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.

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

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