I've been watching for a servo shift at an auction. Just the thing for light home hobby use. I'm starting to get impatient and I seen this one near by on eBay. I plan to wait till it don't sell then make contact
What is one of these worth in Iggy-land or Gunner-land. Assume top condition, I want to walk on fair. I'd actually like a bit smaller swing and length, say 16-18 by 60-72 or so. But finding one with a fair bit of tooling is hard. AND tooling prices after the fact kill you.
I am not really very knowledgeable about big lathes. This looks like a very nice, well tooled machine and the seller probably wants an unrealistically high price. Auction prices are all over the place, it could sell for $1k-5k in a liquidation auction.
But I would say that getting it for $3k would be a good deal. Fair price may be 5k. You are somewhat helped by the fact that there may not be other buyers in the area.
I am not sure how good is parts support on this machine.
These are very nice machines, but a bit light for its size. It is hardly a home machine, but if you have the room and the floor, this could be a super deal. I believe the market for these is very small, as it is industrial in size and power, so the market is not the hobby guy. However, there are not many of these around and if somebody really wants this machine, he'll pay serious money. It's a gamble. You might get it for $3k, but $5k is more realistic. Steve
home hobby use. I'm starting to get impatient and
I want to walk on fair. I'd actually like a bit
fair bit of tooling is hard. AND tooling prices after
Well, we don't know the bottom of the price since at $2132.00 the reserve hasn't been met.
I use a 17" by 60 or so, not exactly sure the size, at work. That thing is silky smooth when you turn a hand wheel.
The servo shift works nice, no back gear, no pin to push in.
1800 rpm is tops on the one I use. This one does 1800 rpm so no loss there. If you have room, go for it.
The one thing I've noticed about the Le blond at work is that while the carriage ways are hardened and replaceable, the tail stock surfaces are soft. The tail stock shows droop near the chuck end. You can see it since the tail stock ways are scraped and near the chuck end, you can't see them.
Not a criticism, some one laid out the tool room with a surface grinder to the right of the lathe. That grinding dust goes everywhere.
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