I am looking for a fairly inexpensive lathe to use as a test bed for
electric motors. I need a machine that has a quick change spindle
speed gearbox. I would prefer a machine with a rolling element spindle
as opposed to plain bearings but might compromise for the right price.
A 14" to 16" swing would be about right, the shorter the bed the
better. If the price was right I would consider a machine with very
worn ways but this will obviously make the lathe much harder for me to
resell. I would prefer not to have to spend more than $2000 but might
spend more for the right machine. What I would really like is worn out
old machine for under $500. If anyone knows of such a machine in
southern Ontario (Kitchener) please let me know.
- posted 16 years ago