Ebay auction: Rivett 1020S lathe

Gang, It's been a while since I've posted, but I thought I'd let you all know that I've got my Rivett 1020S up on Ebay for sale. If you're looking for a classic manual toolroom lathe, check it out! Here's a link to the auction....

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Thanks, Dan

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Dan Cassaro
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You must really love your wife. My better half wouldn't make me choose between her and a fine lathe like this.

Karl

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Karl Townsend

NICE!!!

The 10E and the 1020s....the top two American lathes ever made with Hardinge HLV-H as a distant 3rd.

Gunner

I am the Sword of my Family and the Shield of my Nation. If sent, I will crush everything you have built, burn everything you love, and kill every one of you. (Hebrew quote)

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Gunner Asch

Karl, When she's right, she's right. There's no room for two, but it does feel like I'm selling off one of my kids.... Darn, I hate to part with it. Dan PS Glad to see you and Gunner are still hangin' out here. I really miss the group...

Reply to
Dan Cassaro

Very nice lathe! Sure wish that had a 5C spindle... (not to mention being a few thousand miles closer)

Jon

Reply to
Jon Anderson

Well, it sold in the first few hours.... I guess the price was too low. Dan

Reply to
Dan Cassaro

That was a really great price for a very complete package. A great deal!

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Reply to
Ignoramus6489

Come back and hang out whenever you get the urge!!

And have you considered expanding the room a tiny bit? You could indeed keep both if you expanded out 5x8 feet. Thats a weekend project at most.

Gunner

I am the Sword of my Family and the Shield of my Nation. If sent, I will crush everything you have built, burn everything you love, and kill every one of you. (Hebrew quote)

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Gunner Asch

Hmm ... based on this from the

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site referenced in the auction:

"Collets could be fitted either directly into the headstock spindle - in which case the maximum capacity was 11/8" "

it *does* take 5C collets directly in the spindle. (The 1-1/8" size is the maximum grip of the 5C if *not* passing through the spindle, and 1" maximum for through the spindle (limited by the drawbar size)).

I would *love* to have that lathe -- but I'm retired and don't have that kind of money.

Enjoy, DoN.

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DoN. Nichols

The problem was you did a Buy it Now. I had notified 2 other guys about it..and they RAN to their computers only to find out it had gone Buy It Now.

Never ever do that on a desireable machine. Let the auction go full term.

Gunner

I am the Sword of my Family and the Shield of my Nation. If sent, I will crush everything you have built, burn everything you love, and kill every one of you. (Hebrew quote)

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Gunner Asch

And the buyer's thinking "Awww, geez ... maybe I should have just bid on it - maybe I could have got it for less."

You got what you asked - take the money & buy that CNC you want.

Bob

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Bob Engelhardt

Hmm, maybe the thread and taper match, but... I saw one at Scott Machinery in Sacramento years ago, it was listed as 5C, but I'd heard the Rivetts took a different collet. Nobody was around the showroom, so I wandered over to a cabinet full of collets, picked out a 5C, and fitted it into the spindle. It did fit, but the face of the collet was set back from the end of the spindle. Don't recall by how much, but I thought it was a fairly significant amount.

Jon

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Jon Anderson

Yes -- later reading more carefully through the auction description I saw the collet listed -- and yes, it was not a 5C, even though it took the same range of workpieces. Certainly good enough if it came with a full set of collets -- but if you needed a weird one, you were probably SOL.

Enjoy, DoN.

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DoN. Nichols

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