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    Metalworking Lathe

    Need to get a metal lathe for fabrication of of parts for my concrete trowling machines. Anybody know a good brand? I need something to start with in my research.

    Doug

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    bruce page please pick up the courtesy phone....
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    I'm assuming that Bruce is somebody that knows something about metal lathes? If so please chime in?

    Doug

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    Doug, new or used? What size? Like wood lathes, the bigger the swing the bigger the $$.
    A good South-Bend or Atlas lathe would be a good choice in the ~10” swing range.
    A local dealer is selling a South Bend for 2K that’s pretty well tooled but I have seen them go for $800.

    http://www.abqtool.com/inven/southbe....heavy.10.html
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    I use a Cincinnati #19 lathe at work. It does accurate work and has had a very hard life. It's not a CNC lathe though which can be a major drawback. Still it turns threads just fine, does tapers just fine and I have successfully turned balls and other standard metal working processes on it.

    I am not sure what the value is. This one is pretty old, but it works quite well and is always in use. In fact we often jockey for position in front of it for making our boat parts.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    here`s an old "craftsman" branded atlas that i use to make parts to keep my stuff runnin`....they can be found pretty cheap if it`s big enough for what you want?

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