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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,

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:

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:

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:

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

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:

: 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

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:

: Lorch KD50 lathe parts - absolutely anything considered, even to a complete lathe in poor condition. Phone: 07966-906621 or email:

Wanted: Fixed and travelling steadies, thread-dial indicator and a splashback to fit a Harrison M250/Bantam Mk. 3. Also sought a table power feed unit to fit an Emco FB2 milling machine. Phone: 0049-212-818305

Wanted: two items
1) in working order a 2-speed 3-phase motor
1400 r.p.m at 3.3 kW and 700 r.p.m at 2.2 kW foot mounted
2) a large spinning lathe with a minimum centre height of 36 inches (91.5 mm) - but the bigger the better and by any maker. Please phone: 02392-698674 or email:

Wanted: Cuthbert / Warner / Reffells con-rod boring machine (as seen here) and a main-bearing boring machine. Any condition, complete or not and any location. Please phone: 01279-718868

Wanted: HOLBROOK Model H Type 15, 17 or 20 lathe. Absolutely anything considered, anywhere. Also sought: Holbrook accessories and literature, etc.  Phone: 01947-603650

Wanted: Myford VMA milling attachment (like this), one for the Hobbymat (like this) or an Emco Vertical head--like this. Please phone: 07768-848004

Wanted: Thiel 158 Duplex accessories, tooling and any other equipment - UK or Europe
Please phone: 01752-896821 or 0781-5501974 or email:

Wanted: Deckel FP2 milling machine. Private buyer would like to obtain an example in good order with as many accessories as possible. However, anything reasonable considered as well as any separate accessories. Please phone: 01522-809989 or mobile: 07769-757876

Wanted: Genuine Boxford Taper Turning Attachment wanted. Must be in an EXCELLENT or un-abused condition and be totally COMPLETE. Please call Diane 07712 865950

Wanted: I would like to make contact with the owner of a Harrison M300 lathe to discuss one or two technical aspects. If you could phone: 07500-432016  or email: I'd be very grateful

Wanted: Smart & Brown Model-M Mk. 1 lathe in any condition (required for spares). Also sought: a tailstock for a Smart & Brown Model M Mk. 2 lathe and any accessories or other parts. Please phone: 01842-752572

Wanted: for an early Henry Milnes lathe - parts and accessories. I am seeking anything at all for an antique Henry Milnes lathe - especially a wall or ceiling countershaft, steadies, etc. See the various links on this page.  Please phone: 01959-563487 or 07775-593743

WANTED: Complete top slide assembly for an Atlas 10-inch lathe - or one from the Raglan Little John or Raglan 5-inch would do as well. Would also consider a complete Atlas 10-inch lathe is poor condition so long as reasonably complete. Any condition - any area. Happy to pay postage, etc. Phone: 01962-620108

WANTED: for a Boley 3C lathe a fixed steady (90 mm / 3.5-inch centre height). Picture of this lathe type here.  Please phone: 0207-424-9463 or 0744-537-1360

WANTED: Pultra, Schaublin or similar high-precision miniature lathe in good working order - absolutely anything considered. Phone: 01582-424606 office hours.

WANTED: Boxford VSL500 Lathe. Must be in good condition - but either 3-phase or 1-phase and with or without equipment acceptable. Private buyer prepared to travel. Phone: 01229-877121

WANTED:  HARDINGE HLV-H lathe. Preferably a late model with equipment - but anything in sound order considered. Would also consider the copies made by Cyclematic, Barer and Sharp. Please phone: 07769-757876 or 01522-809989

WANTED: (by a just solvent retired toolmaker) a pantograph die sinker in working or potential working order
. Also sought a vertical head of some sort e.g. Dore Westbury, Emco, Senior, or one of the smaller earlier Bridgeport types, etc. In both cases, absolutely anything considered, anywhere. Please phone John on: 0790-2274136

WANTED: Harrison Union "Jubilee" wood lathe. Anything considered in any condition from mint to scrap to incomplete. Also sought: faceplates and other accessories. Please phone: 0785-896638

WANTED: Accessories for a Faircut Junior lathe (especially a T-slotted cross slide) and also for a BCA MK III jig borer: metric collets, boring head, fly cutter, etc. Located in France but can arrange pick up by UK courier. Please contact

WANTED: Vertical head for a late-type Tom Senior M1 or Major milling machine (30 INT input taper). Any condition or location considered. Please phone: 01945-870051 or 07975-742547 anytime, day or evening.

WANTED: Schiessl multi-function machine
as seen here.  Complete operational machine preferred. Please reply to Thane Cody

WANTED: South Bend Heavy 10 lathe. Anything considered if reasonably priced. Please phone: 0161-7732607 after 17:00

WANTED: Small CNC lathe e.g. Emco, Denford, Boxford or anything similar - working or not. Please phone: 01298-85441 anytime.

WANTED: ORNAMENTAL TURNING LATHE. Any make or model considered, preferably well-equipped, Am prepared to consider a machine in any condition from mint to in need or restoration. Phone: 07599-340777