Now this is a lathe...

by Doc Nickel

It's American made, in good condition, needs nothing more than a good cleaning, has some reasonable tooling and it's for sale less than 30 miles away.

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It's also two and a half tons, ten horsepower, has a twenty-inch swing and comes with an 18" four-jaw that weighs 150 pounds. Note the rolls of masking tape on the feed selector at the lower left.

It's also really expensive. Significantly less than any new import I can find that has similar capacities, but still spendy.

I don't really need a machine this big, I definitely don't have the room for it, and I'm not even sure my floor can hold it. So why do I still really, really want it? happy.gif


Posted on Jun 7, 2012, 3:36 AM

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  1. Three Words "Because You Do" N/T. Squirlly, Jun 7, 2012
  2. Wow... what year is it FROM?!. Chris, Jun 7, 2012
    1. Reminds me of another Beutiful machine.. Atomicvole, Jun 7, 2012
      1. Here's mine. Russ Kepler, Jun 7, 2012
    2. '50s Clausing.... Doc Nickel, Jun 7, 2012
      1. 3"+ spindle bore?. sniper1rfa, Jun 8, 2012
        1. Definitely a plus.... Doc Nickel, Jun 8, 2012
  3. Wants and needs. OmniMech, Jun 7, 2012
    1. You can do small work on a large lathe but not large work on a small (N/T). Russ Kepler, Jun 7, 2012
      1. the smaller the measurement. . .. Maker of Toys, Jun 7, 2012
  4. Re: Now this is a lathe.... akpirate, Jun 7, 2012
    1. Big lathes.... Doc Nickel, Jun 8, 2012
      1. There are two candidates for the biggest lathe I know of.... Someone, Jun 8, 2012
        1. Like so?. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 8, 2012
  5. I KNOW why you want it.. Ketira, Jun 8, 2012
  6. Seems to be roughly the same size as the big lathe at work. CameraGuy, Jun 9, 2012


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