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Forum topic by vintageguy64 posted 10-26-2016 10:28 AM 244 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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vintageguy64

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10-26-2016 10:28 AM

Hey folks,
I have a craftsman tube lathe. It has been a bit frustrating. I can’t seem to keep the centers aligned. Anyways, I have decided to replace it.

I have located a cast iron lathe from 1940. It is a powrkraft by wards. It seems to be in pretty good shape.
The model is 14FD889B. It uses a 3/4” spindle. I know that is not the most desirable, but I do already have a fair amount of tooling for that size because of my craftsman lathe – it used the same size spindle.

I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on this lathe. Is it any better than my craftsman? I kind of have a love of older machines, they always seem sturdier and better built than the new cheap stuff.

Any thought or opinions would be very much appreciated.
TIA!!

-- Yesterday is gone, today is happening, and tomorrow will come.


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 11:20 AM

This site has several lathes listed might find the one you are looking at. If find the one talking about please post so someone can help you better.

http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=657&tab=4

-- Bill

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vintageguy64

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 12:22 PM

here is the model
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=9182
Thanks.

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