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craftsman lathe

Post by Gene_French » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:35 pm

Craftsman lathe for sale … SMALL bench machine that appears complete EXCEPT for a spindle drive motor … motor mount plate is inplace and v-belt and 3 step spindle pulleys are also inplace … a small 1/4 hp or less motor with a 3 step pulley would complete drive … includes 3 jaw chuck with 2 sets of jaws , a small faceplate , tailstock drill chuck , dead centers … the thread gear set is inplace also … a SMALL machine suitable non ferrous materials or light cuts in mild steel … price is $250
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plus shipping or pickup here in northern Colorado … Gene French 970-581-2808
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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:43 pm

Thanks for the flashback Gene, I started with one at age 12.


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:21 pm

Other than the chuck key, virtually anything on the table is worth $25 by itself. Not to mention the chuck on the lathe. Though Gene has been clear regarding what it should be used for, which is understandably limited use, this is an absolute steal for someone who wants to fool with bushings, etc., and other small projects. It definitely is a gateway drug to Logans, South Bends, or God Forbid, a Monarch! :lol: BEWARE!!
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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by brassford » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:29 pm

I'll take it. email sent

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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Mark Gregush » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:38 pm

or to bigger Craftsman/Atlas lathes! :D
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :shock:

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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by StanHowe » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:43 pm

Before you know it you will be drooling over a Myford Super 7, thinking you could take the money out of your 401Z or whatever that is and find one some old Englishman bought and never used. Fully tooled, Hand scrap marks still on the ways........................ It is an addiction that creeps up.


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by OilyBill » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:21 am

They are a very nice little lathe, and had a good reputation.
Don't mind the lack of a motor. I would throw out the original motor anyway, and take it to a motor shop and get a variable speed motor installed. Not that much more, and VERY useful.
And this IS a gateway drugs. After using this for a year, you will be flipping through the Grizzly catalogs, looking for something bigger!


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:28 am

Stan

as a fan of live steam, and having read nearly every Model Engineer magaine printed from 1965 to 1990, I am acquainted with the Super 7. Not so common here but I understand that they are just a fabulous lathe and absolutely perfectly suited to the work you do. I think you made a great score to get it, especially tooled up as most folks don't realize that buying the lathe is just the start of costs...and one of the least of them. Tooling makes or breaks a lathe's utility, and it often makes or breaks one's wallet. :D
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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Gene_French » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:48 am

Gentlemen :
BIG misunderstanding on price … the final 0 appears at the bottom of the posting , after the pictures … price is $250 plus shipping … sorry for the misunderstanding...always an optimist ...Gene French


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Gene_French » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:55 am

Rick:
thank you for your understanding … I was able to correct the positioning of the final 0 … I do not understand why an image would be inserted within text … still an optimist Gene French


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by brassford » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:55 am

Oh well, I wasn't going to replace my LeBlond anyway. Just another toy I didn't need :)


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by StanHowe » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm

Yeah, I WISH I had a Myford.
John has a like new one he bought a few years ago, some of the attachments are still new in boxes.
I have a Jet 13 x 40, a couple little Chinese ones and four Unimats + a Sherline.


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 pm

Yeah Stan, I obviously need to work on my reading comprehension!
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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Ken Buhler » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:43 am

I am very grateful to have recently found a barely used Atlas 12 36 lathe from the end of production in 1981. It has the dual belts and motor in the cabinet. It came with many tools and attachments. Now I need to spend a few weeks with you Stan to learn the way! Plus an update of your instrument repair room would be fun. Good health to you man.


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by StanHowe » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:39 am

Thanks Ken.
The instrument repair business is long gone, I still have some inventory and a few tools but I haven't worked on a fiddle for years.
The carb business is much better and virtually no competition, the fiddle reapair schools turn out hundreds of new guys every year who want to do it because they love music, kids, instruments or their daddy set them up with a trust fund and they need something to do.
I gave a lot of my stuff - parts and things if collected - away to a young guy who wants to learn.
I also recently gave away my anvil and my blacksmith tools to a young guy and have given away or sold a lot of my T stuff.
Gave a young guy a couple tractors this summer but was disappointed he didn't want any one cylinder engines.
Different generation than when I grew up.


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by John kuehn » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:17 pm

Absolutely a different generation. When I was growing up and in school we hunted, had an old car I tinkered with and drove to school (56 Ford). Had a job on the side and got a little dirty and etc. Most guys I grew up with did most of the same through College.
Nowadays they grow up playing video games, stay on an IPhone and if they get dirty it’s a major disaster. Not all but a Whole lot of them. And yes it’s a different generation.

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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:26 pm

OK - I started a "Show us your lathe" thread in the OT (Off Topic) forum.

Let's see what you got. :)
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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Craig Leach » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:07 am

I believe that is a double A products made for Craftsman. That model was my first lathe. If I remember correctly it also has a back gear. My machinist buddy told me to return it and get my money back that I couldn't afford it. 10 years later when we were loding a 14" x 60" 3 faze he said see I told you that you couldn't afford that little lathe didnt I. Deffinatly a gateway drug, kind of like your first model T.


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Re: craftsman lathe

Post by Gene_French » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:10 am

Craig:
I defiantly recommend that a person have the biggest ,most versatile machine they can afford … your work will evolve to fit the potential … the lathe is spoken for , I need to get a price from FedEx for shipping , then off to California , thank you George J. and MTFCA … always an optimist...Gene French

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