Sw Shenwai -900B lathe

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Hello everybody

Can anybody give any info on this Lathes Shenwai Sw -900B are parts still available, can you provide good or bad about them!

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This topic will likely answer all your questions.
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Thanks Pdentrem, what you value the lathe in the picture
 

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BTW,
i paid 1400 for a pristine gap bed 1236 SW900B about a year ago
complete with 3jaw chuck, 4jaw chuck, 11-1/4" faceplate, traveling steady rest, original tool kit-
no steady rest for the bed though ( but i already got one)
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very well made and it has a nice speed range and the gear selection is very well planned
 
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BTW,
i paid 1400 for a pristine gap bed 1236 SW900B about a year ago
complete with 3jaw chuck, 4jaw chuck, 11-1/4" faceplate, traveling steady rest, original tool kit-
no steady rest for the bed though ( but i already got one)
View attachment 289365

very well made and it has a nice speed range and the gear selection is very well planned


Would you buy this over new Precision Matthews PM-1030v? I'm a newbie to this hobby so Im pricing
Lathes out. I found this one I have shown in the picture. While I know they are different in size just want to make one purchase if possible not buy a machine that may not meet current market standards or my level of use in the event i need to resale.
 

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Would you buy this over new Precision Matthews PM-1030v? I'm a newbie to this hobby so Im pricing
Lathes out. I found this one I have shown in the picture. While I know they are different in size just want to make one purchase if possible not buy a machine that may not meet current market standards or my level of use in the event i need to resale.
I’d buy a gently used machine over a new machine. The original buyer pays the hit for a new machine, you can have it for a fraction of the original price
PM has nice machines, but I won’t pay double just to get a new machine
 

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I’d buy a gently used machine over a new machine. The original buyer pays the hit for a new machine, you can have it for a fraction of the original price
PM has nice machines, but I won’t pay double just to get a new machine


The seller currently is asking $2000.00 for the lathe comes with original floor stand with shelves, 3 jaw, 4 jaw, center steady rest, quick change tool and extra attachments not know, has the original tools box and accessories.

I can buy the new PM-1030v for ($2,399.00 plus freight) with pretty much same accessories,
a warranty and parts are available. My concern is with this old of a machine what's the wear and tear factor on it or has been service cycle on this lathe. If any of the gears are bad or if I have to replace the motor what's that going to cost me ?

However I don't know what the current value or resale value would be if I decide to buy now and use it for few years and then try to sale several years down the road being it an older machine!


Any thoughts from anybody ????
 
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