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    old but new to me Lathe

    A good friend asked if I wanted it and said YA!
    It has some rust on it from sitting in his shed for years. I can clean that up. Plus an assortment of gouges
    Anyone know about this company ?
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    I believe Central Machinery is Harbor Freight. But that doesn't necessarily mean it is bad.
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    Older version of this:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch...ead-34706.html

    Its basically a jet JWL1236 clone with a reeves drive. Generally seems like its an ok little unit for most light turning. The reeves setup may need a tear down and cleanup.

    For the price of free fifty free I'd find a corner for it as well
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    yup, a green jet clone.
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    Congrats, should be a usable lathe.
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    I haven't heard anything bad about the lathe. Nice to have a buddy like yours
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    Having gone through a lathe with headstock threads other than 1" x 8 tpi, I advise investing right now to get an adapter. You can get darn near any accessory in 1x8 from almost any company. If it is a different thread and you don't get an adapter you are stuck in a very narrow band of accessories.

    I'm glad you have the lathe. You will have fun learning to turn and making nice turned pieces.

    Enjoy,
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    Looks like it could use a bit of cleanup, but it should be a workable tool. Congrats.
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    Penn State will have the adapter. They did for my HF lathe.
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    I have the Mastercraft (Canadian Tire) version of that lathe. Retired it in '06 and replaced with a GI 25-650.

    Spindle is Morse #2 with 1-8 tpi. The Reeves drive pulleys are pot metall so clean & lube immediately as AFAIK they are unobtainuim.

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