Hobbymat MD65 / Prazi SD300 lathe

Last updated: 13 April 2017

I bought this lathe second-hand in September 2013, along with the BFE65 mill head. Below is a list of useful links for this lathe, and also articles on this website.

Articles on bazmonaut.com relating to the lathe:

Manual:

Forums and groups:

Learning to use a metal lathe:

Spare parts and new machines:

Other information sources and owner reviews & projects:

16 thoughts on “Hobbymat MD65 / Prazi SD300 lathe

  1. rob

    Hi there bud. Just been given an MD65 in okay condition and currently cleaning it and gathering information. May I ask if you have access to a manual? If on PDF it’d be great if you would send it to me via email.. I was also wondering if you might know what the thread size is on the cross slides?

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    1. Jake DeBoe

      Rob, I have a PDF copy of the Hobbymat MD65 Manual that I can email.

      I recently purchased a SD300 Prazi lathe that is missing a few items & would appreciate it if someone could send me some rough dimensions of the parts I need to make. I have much larger machine tools that I can use to make the parts but a few rough dimensions would simplify the process.

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  2. dave whyte

    hej there, greetings from denmark. i have just been given an md65 and a bfe65 milling machine by a friend who used it for many years to make tobacco pipes.he says its working ok but its covered in dust and crud. and no manual, hence the mail. any chance you could email me the pdf manual you have?
    it would be much appreciated. my email is, fth1fth1@gmail.com.

    all the best,

    dave whyte

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  3. Martin Temmink

    Hi Jake,

    Can you send the manual also to me. Tomorrow I’m getting my Hobbymat MD65.
    unfortunately the current owner doesn’t have one.

    maybe I can some rough dimensions of the parts you need (or did you already rebuild those parts).

    with regards,
    Martin

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  4. Artur

    Hi, I’ve got a Hobbymat MD65 but unfortunately without any gears to cut the screws, so I though to print it with a 3D printer(guess the PLA media will resist the force), so if anyone know the dimensions of the gears it would be a great help to replicate it instead to buy the whole set from 35T to 100T…

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  5. Steve hall

    I have just bought a hobbymat md65 and need spares for it. Does anyone know the places to get them from I am stuck. Also looking for a manual for said machine

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      1. arfaoui aymen

        Hi, I’ve got a Hobbymat MD65 but unfortunately without any gears to cut the screws, so I though to print it with a 3D printer(guess the PLA media will resist the force), so if anyone know the dimensions of the gears it would be a great help to replicate it instead to buy the whole set from 35T to 100T…

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  6. Steven

    Let me know if anyone needs a PDFs of the hobbymat MD 65 operating instructions type MD 65.

    Steven
    Knudge Design

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