Rivett lathe


i guy just called to offer an old Rivett lathe. Looks like a monarch 10EE
clone.
I see the variable speed drive is way different:
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Does this work well? Other comments on this machine.
It will be a house warming present for "the Kid". He just bought a
foreclosed house with a MONSTER insulated shop. Dad only had to loan him 60K
Karl
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Karl Townsend
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I've seen a lot of Rivett lathes at auctions of older plants in the northeast, they all looked rock solid. Quite a few were secondary operation lathes, IIRC.
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ATP*
What a sweet looking design. Other than maybe being something of a bitch to change the belts, it looks like it would be easy to maintain. Or just take out the vari-speed motor and belts and stick in a plain vanilla 3-phase motor and vfd.
If you give him the lathe, I think he would be obligated to help you with a certain muddy job you have (:
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Jim Stewart
Oh, he already helped. This riser had two gasket to steel adapters, a six inch steel collar with a four inch cutout for a "T", then three twenty two degree four inch pieces to make a sweep ninety. And finally a reducing flange to three inch pipe thread. He TIG welded it all and certifies no leaks at 150 PSI.
In short, he's the skilled labor. I get to play in the mud.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
haven't seen it, or even pics yet. The guy didn't know what I meant by a lathe chuck or any other basic questions. We googled together by phone and he said it looked like the one I linked.
Karl
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Karl Townsend

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