WTB: clunker lathe

I'm looking to buy a used lathe. I'm going to convert this into a special job machine and thus I don't need all the usual stuff. I don't care about bed wear, cross slide screw wear, or even if it has a lead screw. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap clunker, probably a SB Heavy

10 or equivalent (did any of the SB 9" have 5C capable spindles?).

Lathe must have: Bed length, the shorter the better. I only need about 5" center to center. Head stock. Spindle hole 1-3/8" min, 1-1/2" or larger preferred. Saddle and cross slide. Tail stock.

Would like: Lever 5C collet closer. Bench/cabinet mount.

Don't need: Power cross feed Power long feed lead screw Apron Tooling other than the collet closer Motor

I'm in southern Connecticut.

Email me with what you have at jt27278 (at) optonline (dot) net

Thanks!

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Jeff Taylor
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Brentwood, NH (not exactly close)

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some with pretty serious bed wear, but that was maybe a year ago. You might give them a call. If you find a clunker elsewhere, it may save you money...

Steve Brownfield, ME

Jeff Taylor wrote:

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Steve Smith

Other than the Spindle through-hole, I have a 10" Atlas that fits the bill. I also figured on using if for things I wouldn't want to mess up my good lathes with. But I'd sell it.

Rex B Fort Worth

Jeff Taylor wrote:

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Rex B

I was going to bid on this one, but did a little research and saw that it weighed 3900 lbs. Too much for my 3/4 ton truck. And I'd have to hire riggers to move it to a trailer or truck anyhow. It hasn't bid up more than $110 as of this afternoon. Haven't seen anything except the pictures on the website, but these Rivett lathes have been spoken of highly on a couple forums where I lurk. Go to

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type in the word Rivett in the search window and it will come up. It's located in Largo, FL. Over by St. Petersburg, I think, on the Gulf coast of Fl. if you're interested in it. You might email Gunner, as he mentioned he's got a Rivett lathe, (but not this model), in his shop. The only difference between the 1020S and the

1020F model is that the F model is later, and has an electronic tach instead of mechanical. Also has a 12 1/2 inch swing instead of the 12 inch swing of the S model. Hope this helps your search.

Garrett Fulton

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gfulton

I need to be able to put 1-1/4" through the spindle. That knocks out the Atlas and most of the small South Bends.

Does anyone know if any of the 9" South Bends had 1-3/8" spindles?

-Jeff Taylor

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Jeff Taylor

Thanks for the tip. If it was closer to home I might consider it, but it's really larger than I was wanting.

-JT

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Jeff Taylor

Go to 'Clunkers-r-us', A Babin, prop.

Snort!

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Ken Davey

no they don't

T> > Other than the Spindle through-hole, I have a 10" Atlas that fits the

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Tony

What you are wanting is an old Ramco second ops lathe, or even a Hardinge HSL.

Gunner

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Gunner

Or an HC.

Jim

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jim rozen

Did either of those models have 1-1/4" through the spindle capability? The small Hardinge lathes that I've seen are all 1-5/32" max.

-JT

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Jeff Taylor

I believe that the Hardinge lathes have the actual spindle taper as designed for the 5C collets (which originate with Hardinge) *without* an adaptor needed -- just a drawbar.

If you are spec'ing the diameter through the spindle to make sure that you can use 5C collets, then they should serve nicely. (I've not examined one, but I suspect that the spindle has a reduced section to guide the 5C collet, and then enlarged a bit behind that for the drawbar. Check it out, if this would suffice for you.

And the largest that a 5C collet will pass through the spindle will be 1" -- while some collets are available to hold short workpieces at 1-1/8" maximum.

However, if you *really* need something larger to pass through the entire spindle *without* the 5C collets, that is a different matter, and a non-Hardinge lathe might be a better choice.

Good Luck, DoN.

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DoN. Nichols

Some of the Ramco's did indeed. The HSL is a basic 5C spindle

Gunner

The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty." Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute -- get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed. " Lazarus Long

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Gunner

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for a Ramco.

-JT

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Jeff Taylor

I stopped in last month and didn't see any 10" South Bends. They parted out the really bad one. I bought what was left of the headstock to make a large-diameter wheel lathe.

jw

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jim.wilkins

Also look for a "Wade" second ops lathe. Some of those were 16C, 1

5/8" or bigger

Gunner

The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty." Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute -- get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed. " Lazarus Long

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Gunner

All the hardinges have 1.25 inch plus spindle bore diameter. That's the OD of a 5C collet.

Jim

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jim rozen

Jeff, you probably noticed this today in rcm:

snipped-for-privacy@makowicki.com I saw an ad on craigs list in the new haven section (New Haven CT) I went

down tuesday, he had some well used machines a bridgeport j head he would take $200 for ( I think) some larger lathes, no tooling. A few old and big welders tig and mig that will go real cheap. He gave me a power metal former/brake not sure what i will do with it

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Steve

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Steve Smith

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