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#1 posted 03-13-2012 08:02 PM

That lathe is a Shopsmith, missing many parts.
Magna is the same as Shopsmith.

It’s not selling because it’s an old Shopsmith missing
a bunch of parts and the price is high for that.

They are decent lathes and accessories are easy to get on
ebay, but changing speeds is not so easy compared to some
other lathes.

A duplicator is available I think. I don’t remember if
Shopsmith has an indexing head.

I prefer a 1×8 tpi spindle nose because Delta faceplates and
chucks fit. The Shopsmith spindle nose is a different size.

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