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John Grace
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Magma Titan Lathe?
Jul 23rd, 2020 at 11:15am
 
I just learned of the brand Magma Titan and they look like they may be a German brand.  Has anyone ever heard of them and their quality?
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Re: Magma Titan Lathe?
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2020 at 12:07pm
 
I saw them once upon a time.
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Not too user friendly.
Here is another site that seemed to work better for mr, probably where I saw them in the first place.
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They are built like tanks, the small one is about 700 ibs and the larger one is over 800 lbs

I believe they have smaller benchtop models but I would have to do more searching
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Reply #3 - Jul 23rd, 2020 at 2:34pm
 
Thanks John, I was in a bit of a rush.
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Reply #4 - Jul 24th, 2020 at 8:05am
 
Thanks Ed...as I had said, I'd never even heard of this machine until yesterday.  I tried watching a couple of their YouTube videos last night but they were both in German though I'm sure I can find some english (i.e. American) reviews or versions when I do some more research.  Research more out of curiosity than anything.  From what little I've gathered so far they do appear to be comparable to most American high end machines.  Couple of things I did find intriguing from the web site include a single lever cam action for locking and unlocking the headstock which either swivels or can traverse the bed.  Also...per their web site, the manufacturer will outfit their machine with any spindle size you require.  I must say, I thought that was a nice touch considering many of us have a small fortune tied up in chucks all at whatever their current size is.  If nothing else, it's always fun to 'explore' other machines.
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Re: Magma Titan Lathe?
Reply #5 - Jul 24th, 2020 at 9:18am
 

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All the info you need/want, written in English, Bitte
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Reply #6 - Jul 30th, 2020 at 7:46pm
 
Excellent pdf in English Ed.

John Grace, I don't know where you live, but once travel becomes possible again, you might want to visit the factory.  Aurolzmünster is not far from München (Munich) and an easy trip to Prague and Berlin.  Some great parts of the world.
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