Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

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Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:36 am

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Saw it on Craig's list out in Northern Idaho as I recall...
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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by Harold_V » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:33 am

I shudder when I think of the chain damage being done to the ways of that machine.

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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by SteveHGraham » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:09 am

If I bought that, I would have to get rid of my BIG lathe.
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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by JackF » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:53 pm

If I bought that I would have to get a bigger lot to build a bigger shop. :shock: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by NP317 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:11 pm

JackF wrote:If I bought that I would have to get a bigger lot to build a bigger shop. :shock: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by pete » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:50 am

Precision surfaces or not whoever chained that machine down doesn't know a thing about steel on steel friction. But you should automaticaly protect any surface from chain damage if your trying to do a decent job. No support under the headstock end? Where's the original headstock support for that end? One bad deep pothole while transporting it could quickly get you a short bed lathe. Not a hope I'd haul that machine around the block with the way it's secured. Still a fairly small lathe tho. We had one a bit bigger at the first mine I worked at. The headstock looks a lot like it might be a Monarch? Running a search on Youtube for Super Lathe will pull up an older corporate sales pitch for a pretty impressive roll lathe. Think the original video was possibly done in the late 1980's - early 1990's. It has some fairly inovative features that would only be possible when the machines cost is a lot less important than it's performance.

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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by pete » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:58 am

Correction, late 1950's - early 1960s for that super lathe video.

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Re: Well, here is a must have tool room lathe!

Post by John Hasler » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:07 am

Harold_V wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:33 am
I shudder when I think of the chain damage being done to the ways of that machine.

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It's probably on the way to the scrapyard. Wait until you see it dumped upside-down on top of a pile of rusty screw machines.

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