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Postby zero12 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:34 am

Hi guys,
My father is in Connecticut now. He used to collect rifles. He is a retired person and I would like to present him a lathe. I consider a pre-used machine. Can anybody advise a good model? I can spend not more than $2000. How to check the lathe on its quality? I will order it from Madison.
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Postby zero12 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:40 am

There are not so many pre-used lathe machines in a good condition on the Craigslist. Although I found one and contacted the owner.
The machine is 16" x 40". I can’t understand how to power it properly. Here is the motor installed there https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-mot ... 46_baldor/ My father doesn’t have 3phase power. Is it real to use it in a garage?

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Postby CTSixshot » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:19 am

I'm not a machinist, but go to your local tech school that has a machine shop and make some inquiries. They may be of assistance in finding used machinery or at least heading you in the right direction.
Basic search:
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... y%20lathes

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Postby RICH » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:19 pm

Most lathes are 3 phase unless you get the old hobby lathes like a logan.
You can operate a 3 phase lathe at home with a phase coverter sized to the hp of the motor. They make solid state ones that are just a lil box, or rotary ones that are an actual motor that once its spinning it out puts what can be used to power another motor. Easy to make the rotary, when you power it with two legs of 110 it will just sit there humming, not able to spin in one direction or the other, if you manually get it to spin it will work, or you can drop the current on non used leg with capacitors and a momentary switch and it will start spinning, there also store bought rotarys, same technology.
I have an old logan I need to sell if thats covers your scope of work, if not a nice small lathe to look for is a clausing 5914. Gl

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Postby RICH » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:25 pm

Most lathes are 3 phase unless you get the old hobby lathes like a logan.
You can operate a 3 phase lathe at home with a phase coverter sized to the hp of the motor. They make solid state ones that are just a lil box, or rotary ones that are an actual motor that once its spinning it out puts what can be used to power another motor. Easy to make the rotary, when you power it with two legs of 110 it will just sit there humming, not able to spin in one direction or the other, if you manually get it to spin it will work, or you can drop the current on non used leg with capacitors and a momentary switch and it will start spinning, there also store bought rotarys, same technology.
I have an old logan I need to sell if thats covers your scope of work, if not a nice small lathe to look for is a clausing 5914. Gl


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