Author Topic: Doall/Romi Lathe  (Read 87 times)

jpigg55

Doall/Romi Lathe
« 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".
SB 9A, Clausing 8520, Sanford MG 612

PJB

Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
« Reply #1 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
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"I wants what you gots!"

jpigg55

Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2020, 10:20:13 AM »
Unless I'm missing it, not listed there.
SB 9A, Clausing 8520, Sanford MG 612

4GSR

Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
« Reply #3 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. 
« Last Edit: November 07, 2020, 01:38:14 PM by 4GSR »
Ken

ddickey

Re: Doall/Romi Lathe
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2020, 03:44:47 PM »
I've run a Bridgeport-Romi which was a beautiful running lathe.