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Forum topic by oakdust posted 08-11-2010 04:41 AM 1012 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2010 04:41 AM

Hey everyone is this worth $450.00

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 05:18 AM

Bob, Given the looks of some of the tools, I’d check the mechanics (bearings, headstock/tailstock alignment, transmission, etc) of the lathe pretty closely. Some of those tools have been, as they say, rode hard and put up wet.


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#2 posted 08-11-2010 05:44 AM

The current comparable Jet 1236 goes for about $750 new. That is without chucks or turning tools… which can add up to a lot of money very quickly. This old workhorse looks beefier than the newer model. For its age (Jet switched from blue to white a few years ago) I think it looks well used, but not beat up. If it is in good mechanical condition, I would say $450 is a good deal.

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 04:06 PM

Thanks Guys

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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