looking to buy metal lathe price questions

I'm in the market for an older american made metal lathe Logan South Bend Atlas Any info on pricing? 9" or 10" X 24"

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I know this guy. He's legit... just new to metalworking, and wanting a good deal.
I already cautioned him about short-bed machines, but I'm really not up- to-date on pricing for medium-old iron, being about ten years since I purchased a lathe.
LLoyd
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On Apr 23, 6:48 pm, "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote:

Thanks Lloyd I definetly don't want any of the new imported stuff and shopping around my local area there isn't to many right now. Looked at the small 6" Atlas/Craftsman and a bit to small for my needs I think.
Greg
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On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 19:08:47 -0700 (PDT), G Martin

Personally..Id strongly recommend a Logan 11 x 24 or 36, as long as its in GOOD condition
Or even a bigger lathe. If you have the room..many lathes 11x36 or so can be had. And at that size..even the imports tend to be pretty good. Or even a 13/14/15" lathe. I run across them for $1500 fairly regularly
Gunner
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Gunner Asch wrote:

My "Keeper" lathe right now is a 10x24 Enco, built in the 1980s. I sold a Logan to keep this one, good machine. I expect I'll sell it too, and put the proceeds for a new Asian 13x40
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Old American or European lathes are a wise choice. Bed length that short will be a issue. Especially so if the spindle is threaded, as the center hole is small. Pricing of older lathes are inversely proportionate to their size. Small lathes suffer power and stiffness issues, as well as being expensive. The ideal size for a home lathe is a balance between affordability, price performance and physical size. Older small lathes often use the motor behind configuration and although very nice, consumes a lot of floor space, more than many much larger machines. Although not popular with many, I find taper attachments indispensable. I own 3 lathes and every one of them has a taper attachment. The value of any machine is proportional to the amount of tooling that goes with it. Buying from a machine dealer will result in less tooling than buying private. Do not buy a lathe that cuts less than 40 different threads or does not have spindle speeds less than 90 RPM. Do not buy a machine that does not use common spindle configurations, including the spindle taper. (just talk to Iggy). In my humble opinion, the best compromise is a 12 speed, 13x 40 lathe with a D1-4 spindle and a MT 5 taper. The consumed floor space is close to the same as a smaller machine without the price premium of a small machine. Be prepared to spend $2500 to $4,000 for a fully equipped and tooled used machine in good condition. You will find less expensive deals, but they will rarely meet all the parameters above and meeting these parameters up front is infinitely less expensive than tooling after the fact. Steve

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On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:39:44 -0700 (PDT), G Martin

First of all..where do you live?
Pricing differs all over the nation.
In industrial areas..they can be had for very little money
In non industrial areas/states..they can be far more money.
Gunner
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I'm on the west coast where soon they will probably ban you from owning a lathe at home! Just kidding they ban everything else out here. I came across a Logan 10' x 24" asking price $800 but have to go look at it to see condition and what tooling he has with it. Does that price seem high?
Thanks Greg
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I'm on the west coast where soon they will probably ban you from owning a lathe at home! Just kidding they ban everything else out here. I came across a Logan 10' x 24" asking price $800 but have to go look at it to see condition and what tooling he has with it. Does that price seem high?
Fully tooled in good condition: that's a deal.
Beat to shit and no tooling: walk
Karl
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On Sat, 24 Apr 2010 08:28:08 -0700 (PDT), G Martin

I have a Logan mod 922, 11"x36" Bench Mod. with cast legs. Purchased in '04 for $1850. Reasonable shape and reasonably tooled, 3 jaw, 4jaw, steady rest, face plate, 5C adapter and a few collets. The shipping was a killer from FL. to WA.
Your $800 in good shape with _any_ tooling sounds like a good deal.
I Really like the Logan. They are still in business and can provide a measure of support for their older machines. Must say they are proud of parts but the quality is first class.
HTH rgentry at oz dot net
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What state - and how far from Taft, Ca. (Gunner's home base)?
BTW, you DO like cats, don't you? <g>
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Central valley Calif just south of Sacramento. That model 200 for $800 has no tooling and the guy has never cut threads with it so I don't think there are any change gears. I just found another Logan 10" x 24" model 815 QC gear box 5 drawers full of tooling ( several chucks, faceplate, steady rest, follower rest, live centers, jacobs chucks ect.) The guy is asking B.O. $750 to low to start?
Greg
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if you contact me off the group, I may be able to put you in contact with a guy who has some nicer lathes than that - but they would be closer to Los Angles than Sacramento.
For what it's worth, I paid $1200 for my Logan/Powermatic (12X48) with a couple of chucks and not much else, I added a VFD to drive it and it is serving me well - that lathe came from near Ventura

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Bill How do I contact you off list?
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I sent an email to the address you post from - that might work, otherwise, please go to my web site, www.wbnoble.com and pick up my real email from there - I do that because when I used my real email in newsgroup postings I started getting a LOT of spam - by using an invalid email address, I don't get spam from the spiders that crawl the newsgroups, at least.
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Thanks Guys I just got a Clausing 5419 12" x 36" from the original owner that bought it new just for hobby use at home. The 5 drawer tool box full of tooling was worth more then the price of the machine if bought alone.
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    A good machine. And since this had only hobby use, you probably don't have problems with the vari-speed hydraulics and pulleys. (It won't hurt to check the pulley bushings for wear and replace them now if there is noticeable wear -- before the wear starts attacking the pulley halves themselves.
    My Clausing is a 5418 12x24" machine. Step pulley speed changes.

    Great!
    Does it include a quick-change toolpost? If not -- go for one in the BXA/Series-200 size (Aloris, Dorian, Phase-II wedge style -- *not* piston).
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Bill Noble wrote:

Man, I'd like to find one like that to go with my Powermatic mill. Is it bright green? White Racing stripe?
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yes it is - just as you say, except that I removed the original drum switch and put a digital RPM display in its place - part of it is visible in the "hobby/tools" section of my web page, www.wbnoble.com.
Nice enough lathe for my purposes but I can see a lack of rigidity under really heavy cuts. I wouldn't mind having a clausing with an L00 spindle instead....

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Bill Noble wrote:

Dang, I hate you! <G> I looked on your website and did not see a lathe. Just an Abene mill and a drill press

I'd be more likely to find a Clausing down here. Maybe we'll trade at some point :)

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