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Project by nashranch posted 04-03-2016 02:30 AM 1088 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This guy wants to sell this ten year old Oneway 1640 Lathe with bed extension. I know they are $4510 new for a 2HP. What would be a reasonable offer to make for this lathe?





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#1 posted 04-03-2016 04:01 AM

nasbranch this isn’t a project made from wood it should go in the forum section.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 09:00 AM

In Russia the steamer. JOKE…....

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 09:17 AM

In Russia the steamer. JOKE…....

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 04:23 PM

This is a “fraternal group of woodworkers” and I am sure that you will get the answer that you are seeking and some replies will provide you nothing. For me I would look into a CNC lathe.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 04-04-2016 12:38 AM

Reasonable offer – that’s a tough one. Would probably need to know more details about what exactly is included.

I have that same lathe – purchased in 2004. Back then, a 1640 with 2hp was $3197. Braking Resistor option was an extra $146 – I think that this option needed to be installed when at the factory (could be wrong?), but it basically helps the bowl to stop spinning a bit faster. I think that I saw a hand wheel hub in the picture – that was an extra $25.

By the way, the 24” bed extension hanging off the backside of the headstock is a big extra – that’s an extra ~$300 and you would also need a 24” banjo to go with it – didn’t see that in the pic. A tailstock riser block is also very nice to have, or a 24” tailstock – didn’t see either of those in the pic either.

Anyway, from the picture, the lathe looks to be in very good condition. As I recall, used Oneway lathes usually fetch near retail prices – great for owners, but not so great for buyers on the used market. Of course, freight shipping to get a new lathe delivered to your house ran ~$300-350 back in 2004 too – not sure on the shipping rates today. If you were able to pick up the lathe without shipping, then that’s a considerable savings, although it would be tricky to transport it. The other thing is delivery time – when I bought my 1640, I had to wait four months for it to be built. Avoiding this wait is another compelling reason to consider a used lathe – even at retail price, you avoid the wait and save the hefty freight charges.

Sorry that I didn’t give you a more direct answer, but hopefully the info that I provided will help you with your decision. It’s a great lathe and I would highly recommend it. The 16” inboard capacity is great, and anything larger that I might do would be a bowl anyway which I can do on the 24” outboard side.

—- Brian

-- Brian - Snow Dog Woodworks - http://www.snowdogwoodworks.com

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#6 posted 04-04-2016 01:40 AM



Reasonable offer – that s a tough one. Would probably need to know more details about what exactly is included.

I have that same lathe – purchased in 2004. Back then, a 1640 with 2hp was $3197. Braking Resistor option was an extra $146 – I think that this option needed to be installed when at the factory (could be wrong?), but it basically helps the bowl to stop spinning a bit faster. I think that I saw a hand wheel hub in the picture – that was an extra $25.

By the way, the 24” bed extension hanging off the backside of the headstock is a big extra – that s an extra ~$300 and you would also need a 24” banjo to go with it – didn t see that in the pic. A tailstock riser block is also very nice to have, or a 24” tailstock – didn t see either of those in the pic either.

Anyway, from the picture, the lathe looks to be in very good condition. As I recall, used Oneway lathes usually fetch near retail prices – great for owners, but not so great for buyers on the used market. Of course, freight shipping to get a new lathe delivered to your house ran ~$300-350 back in 2004 too – not sure on the shipping rates today. If you were able to pick up the lathe without shipping, then that s a considerable savings, although it would be tricky to transport it. The other thing is delivery time – when I bought my 1640, I had to wait four months for it to be built. Avoiding this wait is another compelling reason to consider a used lathe – even at retail price, you avoid the wait and save the hefty freight charges.

Sorry that I didn t give you a more direct answer, but hopefully the info that I provided will help you with your decision. It s a great lathe and I would highly recommend it. The 16” inboard capacity is great, and anything larger that I might do would be a bowl anyway which I can do on the 24” outboard side.

—- Brian

- BrianNH


The guy who owns this is in the bowl turning club i belong to. He recently had a stroke and has decided to sell all his equipment and quit woodworking. He is approx 85 yrs old. I’m not sure what he’ll take for the lathe..at this time i have made no offer on it and he says when i ask how much he wants for it, he just says he wants to be fair about it. I would like to offer him 2K for it but i’m afraid that would be a slap in the face. He doesnt have the 24” banjo or the tailstock riser that i know of. Not sure why he has the 24” bed extension but its there. The lathe is immaculate and sounds so quiet. Thanks for your input Brian

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BrianNH

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#7 posted 04-04-2016 02:08 AM

Well, from the pics, it looks like about $3700 worth of lathe sitting there at prices from ~10 years ago. On the used market, I usually plan on asking about half price, but Oneways tend to hold their value. Even if you could buy it for somewhere near $3700 today, it would probably be worth it considering that you’d have to pay close to $5000 new and then you’d have to wait a bit and pay freight charges. If you got a few extra accessories, then that would sweeten the deal. A wheel set is pretty nice to have as that lathe doesn’t move easily. You’d also eventually want a 24” banjo and maybe a tailstock riser block.

Hope that gives you some more info to make a bit better decision. Good luck – that lathe would be worth it! I love mine!

-- Brian - Snow Dog Woodworks - http://www.snowdogwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 04-04-2016 05:00 AM

Hey Nash, I bought a 98 oneway 24 36 a couple years ago at roughly 1/2 todays price. No regrets, feel I was lucky to get it, figure I’ll get the money back if I ever sell it. Rarely see them for sale and not around long. This lathe looks like it was hardly used, might have stainless ways.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 04-04-2016 03:14 PM

Thanks John for your input..I would feel really lucky to get this lathe. I’m not really in the market for a lathe right now but it’s available. I gotta sweet talk my wife and come up with the money somehow

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#10 posted 04-04-2016 03:34 PM

Without too much thought I usually would say 50% of value if new. This assumes no big problems with machine condition.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 06-06-2016 01:12 AM

I have come up with $3000 for this lathe..That will be my top dollari will offer for this lathe. Will contact the guy this week sometime and see what he says to $3000. Wish me luck

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