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  • Our Colchester Magnum LB 800 is a fine piece of machinery offering 3048mm distance between centres and a swing over bed of 762mm. Specifications include 381mm height of centres and 508mm swing over cross slide.

    Colchester Magnum

    1041mm swing in gap, 165mm spindle bore, no. 6 Morse Taper add to the list along with 2 fixed steadies and power saddle traverse.

    Colchester Magnum LB 800

    If you'd like information on any of our great value machinery please call: 0116 276 6341 or email us at


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    Friday, 13 January 2017Posted byElectro MotionCategoriesEngineering, Large Machines, Lathes, Machine Tools
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    December 2015 saw the launch of our new look website. We listened to our customers and spent months developing a more pleasing to the eye, mobile friendly (responsive) and easier to navigate site for all to use. We think it’s gone quite well and since then we’ve had:


    39,000 users

    from 182 countries

    152,000 unique page views

    most visitors looking for a lathe

    25% using a mobile or tablet

    88% TV watching, male technophiles!


    With an easier enquiry system, more machine video’s and better specification pages, we hope you’ve liked the improvement’s we’ve made over the last 12 months and continue to make us your one stop for quality used sheet metal machinery and machine tools

    So, don’t forget, If you'd like information on any of our great value machinery please call: 0116 276 6341 or email us at

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    Friday, 25 November 2016Posted byElectro MotionCategoriesLathes, Machine Tools, Sheet Metal and Fabrication Machinery
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  • Along with all of our used machinery, here at Electro Motion we’re having more and more new machines too. Two such new machines are our MyDay lathes, one at 2m between centres and the other at 1.5m.

    New Lathes at Electro Motion

    Both with height of centres at 335mm, swing over bed of 670mm and swing in gap of 890mm.  Featuring a fixed steady a travelling steady and taper turning attachment.

    A new MyDay lathe is cheaper than you think, Call 0116 276 6341 today to find out by how much.

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    Friday, 10 June 2016Posted byElectro MotionCategoriesEngineering, Lathes, Machine Tools, New Machinery
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  • Well, we've been in business since 1948 and in that time we've sold around 400 Colchester lathes to large and small businesses throughout the world.

    Models such as the Colchester Bantam, Chipmaster, Colt, Magnum, Master, Mascot, Mastiff, Student, Tornado and the trusty Triumph have been a regular at Electro Motion over the past 68 years and still are today.


    Below is a Colchester Student 1800 that was sold by us 16 years ago

    Colchester Student 1800


    Looking back through our archives, we've also found an early Colchester "Electronic" CNC Mastiff manufactured back in 1995 featuring a Fanuc 20-T CNC control and it's probably still going strong today.

    Colchester CNC Mastiff


    One of our current stock of Colchester lathes is the Mastiff 1400 (below) with a height of centres of 266mm and a between centres of 2032mm. 

    Used Colchester Mastiff at Electro Motion


    If you'd like to see it or any of our great value used machinery please contact us on +44 (0) 116 276 6341 or send an email to

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    Thursday, 31 March 2016Posted byElectro MotionCategoriesLathes, Machine Tools
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