South Bend 1308 geared head lathe


I ran across a SB Model 1308 geared head lathe for sale. I don't have
a list of the tooling that comes with it yet and I don't know
condition. It apparently is a rare bird from the little I can gather
on the web and may be a copy of a Harrison lathe from Australia. Is
anybody familiar with this model? What's a range of prices for this
model?
RWL
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GeoLane at PTD dot NET
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These were made in Taiwan for SB. I have one. They have some issues, but I bought mine for $700. It had fallen off a forklift on to its face and was severely damaged. It took me more than a year to get parts and another year to do the repairs. They are very good for a hobby machine, but not my first choice in that size range. Price will very much depend on its condition. Leave it alone if you need spares. Its big advantage over other mainland Chinese machines is the 12 speed spindle, as opposed to the typical 9 speed. These extra speeds provide speeds below 100 RPM, very useful. Another feature on mine is the taper attachment, as it uses a differential crossfeed screw, which is a feature of much more expensive lathes. Steve
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Steve Lusardi
On Practical Machinist is sounded like parts are pretty hard to come by. I don't know of any major problems with this machine, but where are parts available for the 1308s? Is there any other machine whose parts are interchangeable?
RWL
bought mine for $700. It had fallen off a forklift on
and another year to do the repairs. They are very
will very much depend on its condition. Leave it alone
the 12 speed spindle, as opposed to the typical 9
feature on mine is the taper attachment, as it uses a
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GeoLane at PTD dot NET

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