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Lathe for saw work
« on: July 23, 2016, 10:58:34 pm »
Started looking for a lathe to do primarily cylinders pistons.  Need a recommendations.  Found this on CL in my area.  http://asheville.craigslist.org/tls/5688091426.html  http://charlotte.craigslist.org/tls/5691668958.html
https://athensga.craigslist.org/tls/5686202527.html I'm liking this last one.
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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 10:13:02 am »
The jet would be my pick if you can afford it. The 6" swing is almost too small on some larger cylinders.
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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 07:22:18 pm »
i like the jet. my old logan makes me wish for quick change gears like the jet has.

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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 06:09:16 am »
Jet has been around a long time. Good stuff for the money. I personally like the history so the Logan's and South bends will be next on the list when the Atlas  (Craftsman) runs its course. Something with at least 10inch swing and 24in between centers is more than enough and there are a lot of them out there. Having a tail stock is a must and having both a three and four jaw chuck a good start as well. Definitely go for quick change tooling. I was able to acquire and tool up that Atlas for under $1000. That was a goal. Next one will have a little more size & power.

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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 10:27:30 pm »
What do ya'll think about this:  http://nwga.craigslist.org/tls/5835250246.html  It's only 45 min from me.  I'm thinking high on the money.
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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 04:24:51 pm »
That is smaller than my lathe and it's a 9x19. That will be a little small for some big cylinders.

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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 05:38:24 pm »
You don't want that thing .The only things worth buying on that sale are the tools and boxes .

For that amount of money you could buy a nice Southbend  lathe and a real Bridgeport mill .Keep looking .
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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 06:01:15 pm »
Thanks guys!!  Did a little research this AM agree w/ya'll.  Will keep looking.
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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 07:30:25 pm »
Shep, if it was me I would want at least a 12 inch swing , main reason is the chucks to hold cylinders and stuff work better , the 9 inch or 10 inch you always seen so close to where the chuck does not want to hold the stuff , you end up swapping the jaws around all the time in the chuck and I found the bigger lathes cut closer to spec
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Re: Lathe for saw work
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2016, 07:01:31 am »
I hope to upgrade to a gunsmith lathe in the next year myself. The 9x19 grizzly has served me well.
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