Source of asian lathes (HF et al)

Source of asian lathes (HF et al)

Post by Greg Jackso » Sun, 19 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Metalworkers.....

Does anyone out there know if the 9x20 lathes of Jet, Harbor Freight,
and Grizzly all come from the same factory?  They look a lot like the
standard lathe of the Runmaster Corporation in Taiwan.  If anything, the
HF looks a bit different.  I realize that the Jet comes with a different
spindle thread, but that is a custom mod that could be easily supported
by the same manufacturer.

Distributor Grizzly:
http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com/fcgi-bin/lookup.fcgi/products/lookup...

Distributor Jet:
http://www.jettools.com/catalogs/metalpages/BD-920N.html

Distributor Harbor Freight:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=34632

Manufacturer Runmaster: (?)
http://www.runmaster.com.tw/p1.htm

G. Jackson

 
 
 

Source of asian lathes (HF et al)

Post by Hugh Stron » Fri, 01 Oct 1999 04:00:00


The G4000 is made in China. Says so right on the nameplate.


Quote:
> Metalworkers.....

> Does anyone out there know if the 9x20 lathes of Jet, Harbor Freight,
> and Grizzly all come from the same factory?  They look a lot like the
> standard lathe of the Runmaster Corporation in Taiwan.  If anything, the
> HF looks a bit different.  I realize that the Jet comes with a different
> spindle thread, but that is a custom mod that could be easily supported
> by the same manufacturer.

> Distributor Grizzly:

http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com/fcgi-bin/lookup.fcgi/products/lookup...
item&kw=G4000
Quote:

> Distributor Jet:
> http://www.jettools.com/catalogs/metalpages/BD-920N.html

> Distributor Harbor Freight:
> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=34632

> Manufacturer Runmaster: (?)
> http://www.runmaster.com.tw/p1.htm

> G. Jackson