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Lathe Centers #1: Sears Lathes

06-03-2010 05:16 AM by hvroberts | 7 comments »

This past winter I was trying to build up my tool supply for my shop. (This is Maine and my shop has no heat) I found an add for a lathe on Craigslist. It was in my old stomping grounds about 50 miles north where I spent the first 19 years of life. To make the story short, I bought the lathe. (When they ask $40. for a lathe, you don’t try to dicker the price). Upon setting this up I noticed that the head stock center looked as if it had been beaten with a hammer. I took out the Dremmel tool and ground off the teeth where they were round over. I went to Sears with the Model # and looked it up in their system only to be told that they do not make parts for this lathe any more. Now, a...

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