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#1 8tyman8 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hello everyone I am looking at buying a Smaller lathe and i have found a used 9"x18" one for sale and it was used very little The fellow's father bought it late 90's and it did not get used very much I am younger (17) and i think it would be a Good Investment Also i have some "Extra coin" he has Many "Extra's and tools for it" he said $500 Firm Is it worth that ? Its Very similar to this one (http://kbctoolsandma.../show/6-335-000) what do you think ? 

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Tyler

And just so you know the picture is not of it but a Very similar some

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:39 PM

Well, all I will say is that if you get it, I will be in line at your door to use it. 

 

I really don't know much about them exact to know they are very handy when you need them!

 

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:41 PM

Not an expert but I can see at least $500 in that pic without flippin 1 switch. Is this just fer metals or wood or both???



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:42 PM

I'd say it is worth that easy enough.  The extra tools etc cost extra $'s ?  They can be invaluable for making replacement parts, and are also a great learning tool.  But if you get it or another one, do be careful, cause they can HURT you!


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:54 PM

For $500.00 I would pick it up. Nice looking lathe. I used to work on one, seems like  ahundred years ago. Go for it. Good luck.



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I'd say it was worth it. Just to learn on. You can always upgrade in a few years down the road and flip it for what you paid. Go for it.



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Do you have any experience with a lathe? Do you have any way to learn more? The things you can do with one are endless.



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Do you have any experience with a lathe? Do you have any way to learn more? The things you can do with one are endless.

Yes i did a Whole course on in a machine shop (mechanical millwright and machinist)


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:26 PM

I say go for it! There are so many things you can do, and with different tools possibilities are endless! It seems like at least once or twice a month I wish I had a lathe.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yes i did a Whole course on in a machine shop (mechanical millwright and machinist)

 

 

Then you will make quick use of this lathe.  I'd buy it if I were in your shoes.



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:48 PM

As all the boys have said--GET IT. I don't think you would be considering getting it if you didn't have some knowledge on using one. I remember when I was in the Air Force and my shop was next to the machine shop and I was amazed of what all one could do with a square piece of metal.

Good luck with it if you get it.

 

 

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:57 PM

What in the heck are you waiting for. That is a smoking good deal. You will never regret it. 



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 10:03 PM

What in the heck are you waiting for. That is a smoking good deal. You will never regret it. 

Tomorrow to give him a Down payment till i can get out there and pick it up with the truck ...



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 10:34 PM

$500 is a good price for a newer lathe.I Hope it has the bigger 4 jaw chuck though.The one we got for the farm had a very small chuck on it and we had to make an adapter to put the big chuck on.You can't turn big tractor brake drums or flywheels with a little 4" chuck.

 

 

 

My uncle does all kinds of stuff with ours.But I never knew you could spin the cutting tool and bore an engine block with a simple Lathe.He bored the little Kohler K161 in his Cub Cadet Original and it turned out perfect.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:37 AM

Once you get it check out little machineshop.com. They specilize in the smaller bench lathes like that. All kids of tooling and up grades.






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