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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:11 AM

On the weekends I usually don't read the newspaper much.   Saturday morning I picked up the paper and glanced at the tool section of the ads.  13x40 lathe for sale.  Been looking for one for a while.   I call the guy, drive 50 mile to see it and bought it on the spot.. then I had to figure out how to get it home.

 

It appears to be in great shape.The po bought it new and used it as a hobbyist in his garage.  It has not been used as a production lathe in a business It is a china made Grizzly, but will suit our needs quite well. A comparable new one is over $5,000.   He only wanted $800  Glad I was the first one there!!!

Gotta go to work  ...  Rick

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:13 AM

good deal, Rick :thumbs:


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:29 AM

Cool tool to have, especially if you know how to operate it. How heavy is it?


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:33 AM

That is great, Congratulations. Take your time and set it up right. A lathe is just so handy for making or remaking parts. Now when you have a worn shaft, you can weld it up and turn it down. The tool post milling attachment is great for cutting key ways. For tooling I go to  http://www.wttool.com/   Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Sadly, Rick, Illinois is too far for me to come use it.

 

Good find though!

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:56 AM

That is a great deal,my buddy has the same one. If it has a removable section in the bed,below the chuck;

(so you could turn larger pieces) do not remove it, It will throw the ways off. Shawn


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 08:01 AM

WOW !!!

 

You didn't buy it, you stole it !!!!!!!!!!!!   :D

 

Fantastic price for that machine !! :thumbs:

 

I'm happy for you, but I'd be upset if it was in my area, and I missed buying it.  :mad2:


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Looks like a great purchase and a great deal. Doesn't look to have been abused, should serve you well for years.
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Posted March 04, 2013 - 08:27 AM

That looks identical to my brothers. In Canada, they are sold under a different name. (Craftex

at Busy Bee Tools) I just looked, it retails for $6200 here.

Yes, you stole that. Good score.

Did you get lots of tooling too. That's big money too.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 09:28 AM

Yes, stolen merchandise!  Looks like I see a collet closer on top of the machine.  As Will asked, what tooling came with it?


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Looks like you may have gotten a good deal. I was around people that operated lathes when I was in the serice and I enjoyed watching what one can do on a lathe.

 

 

Dick


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 11:18 AM

You sure walked into a good deal there. :thumbs:  It would be tough to get along without a lathe again. Some advice though, unless your are absolutely sure of the persons qualifications don't let them use your lathe. One of the best ways I know to turn a friend into an enemy.

It's tough to say no but it is harder to live with them after they have damage your lathe.

Enjoy your new Lathe.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 11:44 AM

WOW!!  Looks like you did very well, great tool to have, it should serve you well for a long time.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Wow! Great looking lathe. Probably has low hours and light usage.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 12:01 PM

You sure walked into a good deal there. :thumbs:  It would be tough to get along without a lathe again. Some advice though, unless your are absolutely sure of the persons qualifications don't let them use your lathe. One of the best ways I know to turn a friend into an enemy.

It's tough to say no but it is harder to live with them after they have damage your lathe.

Enjoy your new Lathe.

 

Plus, a lathe can be VERY dangerous in the wrong hands.  In fact, one can lose their hands in an instant!  That's one thing I like about my old flat belt drive, as it will slip off the belt if it encounters too much resistance.  A V-belt or direct drive will rip your arm off before they slip.


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