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Forum topic by LUCKY2B posted 12-05-2009 02:41 AM 859 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2009 02:41 AM

found a 45-460 rockwell lathe that a guy inherited and just wants to get rid for 200. if so what are some of the things to look for when purchasing a used lathe, thanks for the input.

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 02:48 AM

What accessories come with it (rests, turning tools, centers, etc.)
Motor should run
Centers should line up
Does it come with a stand
condition of bearings

off the top of my head.

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 03:25 AM

2 rests,a duplicator no tools the 46-450 is a large lathe probably 5-600 pounds full stand some surface rust not sure on the bearings going to look at it tomorrow just wanting some hints on buying a used lathe i have bought used tools before just not a lathe.

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