I looked at an 11" Logan floor model lathe today. My normal lathe is a 9" South
Bend. In some ways I was surprised that the Logan didn't look that much beefier
than my SB. I may have an opportunity to acquire this machine, and there are a
few things I like about it better than my South Bend - larger spindle bore, much
longer tailstock ram travel, 16 speeds vs. 12, V belt vs. flat.
I'm curious if anyone has any particular input about the 11" Logans. No steady
or follower, probably hard to find.
I liked my 10" Logan quite a bit (this is a machine comparable to your
9" SB). Logans are nice lathes.
A larger spindle bore is extremely useful, as you no doubt have many
Logan is still in business selling parts for their lathes. Scott Logan
is a contributor on this newsgroup, though I haven't noticed him lately.
I'd think you could find accessories, lots of Logans out there.
Grant Erwin wrote:
I may be a bit biased, so I won't comment. Oh, what the heck, sure I
Comparison from old sales literature. These are comparisons on the
10" Logan, and mentioned elsewhere, the 11" has a larger spindle bore,
and is available with a longer bed. I believe the "Competitor" is the
South Bend 9". And for the record, I'm not saying there is anything
wrong with the South Bend, it is a very good lathe.
Swing over bed 10-1/2" 9-1/4"
Swing over Saddle 6-1/8" 5-1/2"
Between Centers 24" 22"
Power Feed Reverses Wrenches required
w/ a self clamping No positive stop
Threads 46, 4-216 45, 4-160
Face width of 7/16" 3/8"
Bed width 6-15/16" 5-15/16"
Bed Length 43-1/8" 42"
Ways 2V & 2 Flat 3V & 1 Flat
Spindle mounted on Spindle mounted on
Ball Bearings Cast Iron Bearing
w/ Pinch adjustment
Hole through spindle 25/32" 3/4"
Face Plate Dia 6" 5-1/8"
Spindle Speeds 12, 30-1450 12, 41-1270
Back Gears enclosed Back Gears and control
in headstock w/ control in back of headstock
in front of headstock
Reversing Switch Switch or Motor Control
included in price extra charge
Cross Slide Travel 6-1/4" 5-7/8"
Cross Slide Screw has Screw has steel to steel
self-lubricating bearing w/oil hole
Tailstock Spindle 2-3/8" 2-1/8"
Countershaft Improved, patented Standard countershaft
Threading Dial Furnished Not furnished, extra cost
Motor 1/2 HP 1/3 or 1/2 HP
Shipping Weight 400 lbs 370 lbs
Not really. Stock items here, and also often found from used machinery
dealers or eBay.
| Scott Logan - ssl "at" lathe.com |
Grant..in my opinon..shrug..the Logan 11 is twice the machine as a SB
Beefier, stronger, more versitile. I like them.
"If I'm going to reach out to the the Democrats then I need a third
hand.There's no way I'm letting go of my wallet or my gun while they're
"Democrat. In the dictionary it's right after demobilize and right
before demode` (out of fashion).
-Buddy Jordan 2001
I'm fond of my quaint specimen, a Logan model 1957, which is 11x36, but
since getting a (shudder) modern Chinese 12x36, I am loathe to admit that I
don't use the Logan that much.
Make sure that you check not only the bed wear, but things like the spindle
bearings that should be smooth and have no play. You can have a pristine
bed on an old machine but be stuck with brinneled bearings.
once you buy the lathe, you send some money to Scott Logan and you get a
manual and parts list by return mail. That answers the procedure part. You
will also get a price list that may include the bearings. A good bearing
supply house can be very helpful in providing bearins as well
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Good Morning Grant I have an 11" mod 922, built in 1952. I'm not
doing production work but for what I do it is a joy to use. Mine is
not a floor mod, has a tray and legs, so the motor is behind the
headstock not below. The larger spindle bore is great. The 5C
collets, as you know, make life easier <g>. If the one you're looking
at isn't badly worn I think you'll like it. FWIW I paid around $1100
for mine with a nice set of tooling. If you can get the serial number
(usually stamped on the bed, tailstock end, between the flat and the
'V') you can determine it's age on www.loganact.com .
Hope this helps.
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That's the problem. It's a model 1922, legs, tray etc. I offered around what you
said but they are in love with the thing and want quite a bit more. Hadda pass,
but they did say if nobody bit after a couple weeks they'd call.
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