Sterling Wood Lathe Model No. WL1236 ???

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Forum topic by swampjack80 posted 11-18-2010 05:13 AM 6999 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2010 05:13 AM

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I found a guy with one of these for sale but I can’t find any info on this thing anywhere. It’s 3/4 hp 5 speed with a full 36 in from center to center. I’ve never used a lathe and don’t know much about them. I went to the guys house to check it out. It seemed to run fine with no vibration. Had a bit of rust and a broken bolt that adjusted the tool rest, but nothing major. I’m sure its a decent deal. The lathe, 2 tool rests, and a set of craftsman cutting tools all for 100 bucks. I found 1 forum that had about 3 people asking about this lathe with no answers. One person said he had a craftsman and it was the same as the Sterling model. Does this sound like a good deal to you guys? Do any of you have any information about this lathe? Thanks

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 05:18 PM

If there are no proprietary cast iron parts that are broken, it would seem to me a great deal. Bearings can be replaced and tailstocks which have a morse taper live center can receive a new center. I think it’s worth another visit with some cash in your pocket and a notion of exactly how much you want to part with to haul it home.

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