probablynot Posted December 31, 2013 Share #1 Posted December 31, 2013 I ordered the Proxxon FD150/E Metal Lathe from TBS Aachen, Germany, at 6pm on 26th December 2013. It arrived here in the middle of Wales (UK), at 11.30am on New Year's Eve.That's under 5 days, including a weekend, and in the Christmas period. Pretty good, I reckon.[Picture 1:] The outer box measured 18ins by 10" by 9". Nice thick, protective cardboard.[Picture 2:] The product box. No sign of damage in transit. Hopefully the 'extras' I ordered have been tucked inside.[Picture 3:] First opening. Yes, the extras are there! And everything's nicely held and protected in expanded polystyrene.[Picture 4:] Partly extracted from the packaging.[Picture 5:] The FD150 and its parts.I had sensibly checked that the lathe works on 220/240v AC current, but I hadn't thought to mention that I'd need a plug that fitted UK electricity sockets. The lathe, as delivered, has an European 2-pin plug. Fortunately TBS Aachen included an adapter without charging extra.I plugged the lathe into the electricity supply, and pressed the 'go' button. It works!Later, when the Christmas visitors have gone and my workshop (the kitchen) is no longer smeared with turkey fat and littered with discarded wrapping paper, I'll see what it can do in the hands of an almost-total-newcomer to the art of metalworking.If you're interested, watch this space! avsjerome2003, NMBROOK, cristikc and 11 others 14 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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