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Opinions on Yuasa rotary table

Discussion in 'GENERAL SHOP RELATED DISCUSSIONS' started by chucksterock, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. chucksterock

    chucksterock United States Iron Registered Member

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    I have been watching Craigslist for a rotary table for my Bridgeport and what's listed as a 12" rotary table. The images are quite small but the tag says yuasa. The guy is only asking $200. Could this be a bargain?
     
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    Might help to provide a link. Yuasa makes really good tools in general and their rotary tables are well thought of. Yuasa does make horizontal only as well as horizontal/vertical rotary tables and other kinds of powered tables. Before anyone can give you input, we need to see what you're looking at.
     
  3. Bob Korves

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    Be aware that you will likely need lifting equipment to place and remove that size table on and off the mill.
     
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    chucksterock United States Iron Registered Member

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    looks like a good deal. But as Bob said, be aware that it will be very heavy and you will need a way to lift it on and off the mill.
     
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    seasicksteve United States Active Member Active Member

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    I saw that I think if its in good shape that is a great deal. Thats going to be a heavy dude. I have a yuassa spacer and indexer I like them
     
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    Yup, that's a Yuasa horizontal/vertical rotary table and if it is intact, that is a smoking deal. As everyone cautions you, that table weighs almost 150#; you might need a hoist. Do you really need something that big?
     
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    Do you even need a rotary table? I have a 12” heavy sucker. Have not used it in decades, just sits on the bottom shelf. I do work arounds (and I'm not talking CNC). I have not needed a rotary table in decades. I do use a Hardinge 5C indexer all the time. But, if you are a toolaholic, then you need not ask, just get it, it’s a very good price…Dave
     
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  9. Bob Korves

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    The price is good, but so are big rotary tables around here. I bought a cast iron surface plate from a guy near here who is also trying to sell half a dozen or more rotary tables of around that size and a little bigger. He bought them as a lot and was trying really hard to sell me one, and would have bargained, they weren't moving. Since CNC, they are just about obsolete in industry, and there are lots of them for sale that do not move because most hobbyists don't want to deal with the weight. Still, Yuasa makes a quality rotary table, and it is a useful tool. Reflect on what you really plan to use it for, and the logistics of storing and moving it, then check it out closely before laying your money on the table.
     
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    That is a smoking deal on a most excellent quality table.

    I store mine close by so I need only crank the mill table way over to slide the rotary table into place.

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    I have an 8" table and use it a lot for projects.
     
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    ezduzit United States Active User Active Member

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    Here's my first fabrication on a mill, an end fitting for a 4" diameter sailboat boom. Used my Troyke rotary table to do much of it.

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    Nice job,bet that would have been pricy.
     
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    Sb--thank you.
     
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    eeler1 United States Dang, buggered that up too!! H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Years ago, maybe the 1950's and 1960's, we used to make fun of stuff made in Japan, but machine tooling was actually pretty good, including Yuasa branded stuff. Agree with the others as far as need and scale are concerned. But don't be afraid of the quality of the tool.
     

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