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Waterlogged

Hot Rolled
Joined
Feb 24, 2006
Location
Seattle, WA
A little Sears 109 probably. The Dayton DC motor setup that appears to be included is worth as much as the lathe and the whole package probably isn't worth $350. The itty bitty spindles on the 109's are frequently bent and the headstock bushings are typically loose due to lack of lubrication. I would pass.
 
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As posted the dc motor is what is worth the money, as a lathe I say it is worth $150-$200.
 

bruto

Stainless
Joined
Mar 14, 2008
Location
Benson, Vermont
I had one of those Craftsman lathes (Made by AA, not Atlas, by the way), though a slightly later model. For those not familiar with it, it is, if meticulously set up, capable of doing some work, but precision is difficult to achieve. It uses the half nuts for both feed and threading, requiring gear changes of course for all changes in pitch. There is no separate handwheel for the carriage, so the only way to move the carriage is either to unlock the half nuts or to turn the leadscrew with the crank on the right end. The carriage is easily reversed, however. The compound has no dials, so it requires some guesswork to get final cuts right. The quality of castings and so forth is not too bad, but the headstock is pretty flimsy. It uses a planetary back gear setup that is rather clever but not very robust. It's better than no lathe at all, but not by a whole lot.
 

jim rozen

Diamond
Joined
Feb 26, 2004
Location
peekskill, NY
Heck, get the names of the dozen folks who wanted to buy that unimat that
resorationwerx was selling, they'd probably pay more than 700 for it as it has
a lead screw and all!
 

cro-magnum

Plastic
Joined
Aug 31, 2010
Location
Phoenix
I'm not interested in the machine or to try to turn it for a profit. If someone needs an eye on the machine before they purchase I'm their guy.

Travis
 








 
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