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Forum topic by mikeho posted 12-09-2009 04:11 AM 4561 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2009 04:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman lathe

Just found a craftsman lathe for sale and have no idea what it is worth or if it is a good lathe. It is a craftsman variable speed, 38” spindle turning,15” inboard and 20” outboard, 2 HP, 400-2000 rpm. lathe. It was bought new and assembled but never used. He is asking 400.00 for it. Good buy or not?

-- Mike, Thedford NE


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#1 posted 12-09-2009 04:14 AM

Get the model number..

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 04:43 AM

Any lathe that is variable speed, 2hp, and is in good working condition would be well worth $400. Buy it, try it, and go out and find something else. Remember the old saying ” he who dies with the most toys——wins “

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 08:47 PM

Model No.351.217150 hope this helps

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 09:21 PM

Sounds like a good buy to me. 2 HP is a good deal.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 02:18 AM

The ones I’ve found on the web go for right around $300. Here’s one in brand new condition for $300 even.
http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/tls/1465180014.html

Here’s one in Dayton, OH for $200
http://dayton.craigslist.org/tls/1491701543.html

One in Kansas City, MO for $300
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/tls/1489509767.html

On in St Louis for $350
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/1502666920.html

Frankly, I think he’s asking too much. I sold my Delta 14” lathe for $400 and I bet ya that it’s a much better tool..

I don’t think you’re screwing up if you buy it, but I also think you could do better. If it is in LIKE NEW condition, I would consider it to be worth $300.

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#6 posted 12-10-2009 02:37 AM

Can you actually lay hands on it before buying it? If so, move the tailstock all the way up to the headstock to make sure they line up. It would be unfortunate to discover after the purchase, when it’s so simple to check. With 2hp motor, you’ll want to make sure that the spindle turns in bearings and not bushings, especially if you plan on doing large turnings or those that are out-of-round. Without knowing your level of experience, I hope the advice doesn’t sound patronizing.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#7 posted 12-10-2009 03:57 AM

NoSLivers is right on. Make sure the tailstock and headstock line up dead on.

2hp is it 110 or 220? Are all the parts there?

$400 is a bit steep though. Is it like this one?

-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8

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#8 posted 12-10-2009 04:19 AM

Padre not sure if it is 110 or 220 but the pic you have is the same one. It is supposed to be brand new, assembled but never used.

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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