The 11" also uses 5c collets..get the collet closer?
"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them;
the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
- Proverbs 22:3
No collet closer yet. The gentleman I bought it from was only using it
to spin wood so had no use for most metal oriented holding devices,
darn. Actually I'm not complaining because the low price will let me
buy some accessories right away. :)
I used to think so until I had someone come in to the shop and take
about 3/8" of mild steel off in one pass on a #5 Warner & Swasey turret
lathe in, what seemed at the time, total silence. Shook me up almost
as much as the first time I saw an NC machine running by itself (old
fashioned huh ;).
I paid a lot more for my 10X30 Powr Kraft/Logan , but it came with lots of
tooling . There is a Logan Lathe list on yahoo , and Scott Logan is the
moderator . These lathes are well supported , check out www.lathe.com .
Tooling , chucks , belts etc , are available and priced reasonably .
One of the very best small lathes out there , IMO ...
Thanks snag, that's a great site and I'm now "chitownrigger" on the
Logan list. :) It looks like the folks at Logan are doing things the
way I'd like to. Now if only the other manufacturers had done the same
it'd be a used machine paradise. ;)
Thanks for the tip.
Congratulations. If you have any questions, let me know. In the
meantime, here are some sources that may prove helpful.
Logan Lathe Web Site
Model Number reference
Serial Number reference
Official Logan Lathe YahooGroup
Old Sales literature
Parts Lists & Instruction Manuals
| Scott Logan - ssl "at" lathe.com |
Thanks Scott. You've got a great site with great organization. When I
was in the used machinery business in Chicago between 1975 and 1983 I
would have done anything for this kind of information, but, of course,
no computers, web, etc. It would be great if other manufacturers could
follow your lead (but I have some inkling of the difficulty and forgive
You'll be seeing "chitownrigger" on your group soon. Thanks again.
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