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MANUAL MACHINES => Lathes => Topic started by: jpigg55 on November 07, 2020, 09:04:51 AM

Title: Doall/Romi Lathe
Post by: jpigg55 on November 07, 2020, 09:04:51 AM
Anyone have an opinion/information on the Doall/Romi Model LD1340 lathe ?
I just recently found one listed for sale and haven't found much in the way of reviews or information, beyond the label plate stating "Made in Brazil".
Title: Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
Post by: PJB on November 07, 2020, 09:23:13 AM
You check out the lathes-uk site?  Thats the first place I go.   Iíve heard of both names but no personal experience
Title: Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
Post by: jpigg55 on November 07, 2020, 10:20:13 AM
Unless I'm missing it, not listed there.
Title: Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
Post by: 4GSR on November 07, 2020, 01:33:37 PM
JUNK!!!  IMO.

Go check it out.  If it's not worn out, it may be okay.  I've been down in Brazil many years ago in a shop that had a few of them.  This was in 1979.  One was trashed out, this was like a 24" swing by 30 foot between centers.  The others I saw were on the verge of crapping out.  OF course, years later, they may have improved with Bridgeports help, I don't know. 
Title: Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
Post by: ddickey on November 07, 2020, 03:44:47 PM
I've run a Bridgeport-Romi which was a beautiful running lathe.