Just bought a Craftsman lathe - now I need a manual BADLY!

I just purchased an old Craftsman 6"x18" metal lathe model 101.21200
I need a copy of the manual - can anyone tell me where I can get one?
just missed an auction for one on eBay - had to work late - now I don'
know if I'll see another for a while. This is my first lathe and
would like to get it up and running, but I want to make sure I do i
right...
Thanks for the help,
Ja
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KnuckleBuster
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KnuckleBuster
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Atlas/Clausing still sells reprints of the manuals -- possibly at less than your eBay auction.
Call Clausing Service Center (574) 533-0371
and have the model number and serial number of your lathe available. They'll put together a manual to fit your particular version.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
All lathes of that type are very similar. Most don't have repair/replacement parts available. Save yourself some money and get a good generic lathe operation manual printed for trade school use. They are very common in used book stores. You can learn everything you need from it, and if you have a specific question, there are several dozen very knowledgeable guys on this board who will overwhelm you with good advice. Bugs
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Bugs
Save your money. I will email you one.
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Rex B
Maybe I won't, since your email address is invalid. You can download that manual at
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or maybe
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This is in the files section of the Atlas 618 Yahoo group. You will be required to join the group to access it.
Or send me an email with a valid address and I'll send you the file.
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Rex B
The manual wont show too much- better to buy a copy of "How to run a Lathe"
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is the standard book people have been using since before the second world war- small, cheap, and will get you started with all the basic info.
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rniemi

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