Found a Grizzly g1025 on craigslist for $350. Opinions?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by Leonardthecat posted 06-10-2016 05:15 PM 2434 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Leonardthecat's profile


15 posts in 930 days

06-10-2016 05:15 PM

Came across a grizzly g1025 wood lathe and looking to buy it. Asking 350. Wondering if this was a good buy or any opinions on the machine. Couldn’t find anything at all about it online. Thanks.

4 replies so far

View bigJohninvegas's profile


516 posts in 1664 days

#1 posted 06-10-2016 08:13 PM

All I found was a couple old threads where someone was asking the same question as you.
Here is a link to the old thread.
Advise was to stay away from it. Its old enough that I don’t even see pictures of it. $350 is way to much for it.
All Grizzly has is a parts list for it.
Also the model number suggest that its a 10 inch swing with a 25 inch bed.
If you want to go that small, rockler has the excelsior lathe on sale all the time for less money brand new.
Good luck.

-- John

View Wildwood's profile


2476 posts in 2337 days

#2 posted 06-10-2016 08:28 PM

Why pay that much for an obsolete wood lathe? Think can find that style lathe sold on E-Bay under different names for little less. For that kind of money can buy a new lathe and parts if and when need them. Some folks for that lathe to go on sale or use a coupon to buy.

Craig Lists is rift with obsolete wood lathes that were problems same day hit the market and cannot find parts for!

-- Bill

View MrUnix's profile


7050 posts in 2401 days

#3 posted 06-10-2016 08:42 PM

Never seen one, but according to Grizzly, that thing sold for $159 new :)


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

View Wildwood's profile


2476 posts in 2337 days

#4 posted 06-11-2016 12:09 PM

If go to E-Bay will find various versions of that lathe selling from $90 to over $200. They all come with ½ HP motor and 14” x 40”.

Somebody posted a video of his obsolete HF version he bought for $50 used!

-- Bill

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics