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Forum topic by therookie posted 09-12-2011 04:04 AM 3318 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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09-12-2011 04:04 AM

Anyone ever heard of this brand? Never have but the guy is willing to sell me his lathe with tooling for $300. Here is a link:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/tls/2493186408.html

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com


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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-12-2011 04:18 AM

No, but $300 would be a steal.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Eben

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#2 posted 09-12-2011 11:45 AM

A lot of people collect Yates-American tools so even if you didn’t like it you should no problem reselling it. From what I’ve seen in many ways their tools seem to be superior to most other tools of that day when things were built to last and with quality.

-- The ongoing saga of tools vs. woodworking projects...

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wysong

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 05:34 AM

looks good ,
Information on the brand and model of lathe should be available
over at vintage machinery .

But check the spindle size , and tool rest size
for parts availability from other brands of lathes , such as delta .

both delta/general share a 1” tool post
but throat plate thread sizes differ greatly

-- Hutch

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Loren

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#4 posted 09-13-2011 08:29 AM

Good lathe for spindle and furniture-scale work if you have the space for it.
For large or unbalanced art turnings, it wouldn’t be adequate.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#5 posted 09-13-2011 01:06 PM

I have a J-170 made by Broadhead Garrett. The company history goes something like this. First there was Yates, then Yates American, then they sold the J-line to Broadhead Garrett.

Yates American is still around though they no longer make machines for woodworking. I love my J-170 and did a complete restore a few months back. They make really solid machines. That being said, before you buy it check and make sure it is in good operating order. If anything is missing or broken on the lathe itself, finding replacement parts will be a real chore. Accessories on the other hand aren’t so bad and can be easily replaced.

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therookie

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 03:17 AM

well I ended up buying the lathe today and boy did the guy take care of it. I will post pics tomorrow.

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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WayneC

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 03:39 AM

Congratulations. I still think it was a steal. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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