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foxweasel05 Apr 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

Has anyone used the Spinbox casting machine link or have seen any reviews. I've searched the web and can't find any reviews. I'm after a casting machine and was going to get a Tiranti centricast, then I saw this. Price seems too good to be true. Opinions anyone?

Mick the Metalsmith05 Apr 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

It is out of stock…

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

It looks very interesting indeed. Quite innovative. Do check it has fully variable speed.

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

Looks too good to be true. Wow!

bsrlee05 Apr 2018 9:32 p.m. PST

Its going to be slow to use with needing to tighten & loosen all those bolts from the top plate. The production machines I've seen use hinged weight bearing arms that tighten the top plate by centrifugal force, then release when the plate stops.

Palewarrior06 Apr 2018 6:33 a.m. PST

I've only used machines that need compressed air, so I guess this saves on that.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

It is very cheap though. I expect the price reflects the lower tech level?

foxweasel06 Apr 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

Doesn't look like anyone has any experience of it, I'll probably go for the Tiranti one then.

The Man With Two Bryans06 Apr 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Unlike the Tiranti, the Spinbox does not have a truly variable spin speed. Speed is adjusted using different diameter belt pulley diameters to give five possible speeds.

Dadster Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

It looked interesting to me – when the other choice is the Tek portable system at around 7 grand.

I did subject a question on the Spinbox contact us form – regarding US sales – they say contact their distributors – so being interested I requested information regarding their distributors in the US.

That was two weeks ago – never heard a peep back, Tek got back to me right away. Some business's are hungry – and some just …..

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