Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Were Sorby Lathes good quality?

Matthew George
>I spoke on the phone with a fellow looking to sell an older 'Sorby Lathe' (by this he probably meant 10 to 20 years), as his 'big lathe'. Intriguing enough for a visit, thinks I.

The Sorby Internet site simply has 'discontinued' stamped over a picture of the section their lathes would occupy.

Does anyone out there have any direct experience with Sorby lathes (of the 'larger than a pen-lathe' size)? Do they have a good reputation?

-Matt

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