Warco WM240b Carriage

February 17, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve had a Warco WM240b for a number of years, but in the last few days the main carriage has been developing noticeable play. The obvious sign was that I would make a cut and [more…]

Switch Failure on Warco WM240B

November 30, 2018 Nigel 0

There was no bang or sparks or smoke, I switched the Warco WM240B lathe off and it just would not restart, a complete switch failure on Warco WM240B. I did all of the usual things [more…]

Warco Lathe Stop

July 1, 2018 Nigel 1

I’ve been using my Warco WM240B lathe for a number of years and although I’m not a great admirer or saddle stops I thought it was about time I made one.   The starting point [more…]

Angle Plate from Warco

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

The Angle Plate from Warco was another buy from my trip to the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. A small cast iron angle plate. Nominal: 3″ x 2.5″ x 2″ Measured: 75.4mm x 63.5mm x 50.5mm [more…]

DIN 875 Flat Square

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of a DIN 875 Flat Square, an engineers square. Must admit that I saw this small flat square and immediately had to buy one. The number of times I have been working on [more…]

Warco Lathe Face Plate

June 10, 2017 Nigel 0

I have had this Warco WM240B lathe quite a lot of time and this was the first time I needed to use the face plate. I have to say that the faceplate that was sent [more…]

Warco WM240B

October 8, 2016 Nigel 2

A review of the Warco WM240B lathe, made in China and supplied in the UK by Warco. It has taken me months of looking and comparing lathes to get to the point where I ordered [more…]