|Forum topic by groland||posted 06-24-2015 04:06 PM||490 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
06-24-2015 04:06 PM
I have a chance to buy a Powermatic 45 Lathe. I have never used a lathe before and don’t know much about them, so I want to buy a used one. The seller is asking $550.00 for it, and, going solely by the photos, it seems to be in good condition.
What do you think about this lathe as a starting lathe for a beginner and is this a fair price for this tool?
Finally, if I go to look at it, what critical operating features ought I to look for? I know the two points from which the stock is suspended ought to be aligned, that the motor shaft ought not to wobble or vibrate and that changing speeds ought to work properly. What else?