I'm going to be seeing a Logan lathe for sale and want to know something about them. The seller does not know about lathes, but it sounds like it's a model 815, 10x24 I think (based on seller's verbal description).. I read Tony's stuff (UK site). This one has not been used in over 15 years. It looks decent in the pictures, but that doesn't mean anything yet.
I'm curious about what collets can work with this. Can I get up to .750" collet capacity?
Any issues with the gear box? Reliability, etc.
Anything in the headstock spindles I should look for.
What's the basic value? Until I see it, I won't know about tooling, or actual condition, so I'm trying to find a baseline value. For example, assuming it's fully funtional, decent but not perfect, has 3 jaw, 4 jaw, TS chucks and basic tool holders, what would it be worth?
There's not a lot of Logans out west here, so I'd be concerned about parts availibility. I see a lot less Logan stuff than Atlas or South Bend on eBay.
It sounds like it's a comperable lathe to a South Bend 10K maybe. Is that correct?
Thanks you all, especially Scott if you see this before I see the machine (maybe tomorrow evening). Bruno