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Forum topic by usnret posted 07-04-2012 08:09 PM 1814 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2012 08:09 PM

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I found a 46-701 lathe for sale for $375. Is it worth the money. I am gonna offe rthe guy $275 and will go up to $300. Is this a pretty good deal or what? I know it uses the sheave pully for the speed control and the speed range is 500-2000 rpm. It is a 12” lathe with metal leg stand and drill insert for the tail stock.

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#1 posted 01-21-2017 10:17 PM

Looking at one as well,,,

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#2 posted 01-21-2017 11:17 PM

Anybody on the Delta 701? One for sale with duplicator for $400. Trying to figure out if it’s worth my time….

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 12:21 AM

I think $375 is a bit overpriced. A quick google search shows a couple of old forums where the users complained about the reeves drives falling apart. Never used model lathe myself. The forums where 6 to 8 years old too. How old is this lathe? And how Worn out might it be. All things to consider.
Good luck,

-- John

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 12:57 AM

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 02:37 AM

Jack, I would say that the basic 46-701 lathe should sell for around $200-250. You would have to decide if the duplicator is something that would be worth the extra money to you. Not many of them come up on CL around here.

-- Steve

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#6 posted 01-22-2017 02:51 AM

That is actually one heck of beefy duplicator! I’d be tempted to get it just for that – then maybe sell the lathe to get back most or all of what I bought it for :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 01-22-2017 07:37 AM

I’m not very familiar with that lathe but I do remember people complaining about the Reeves and I believe parts are difficult to find. Sawdustonmyshoulder converted one to a DC variable speed.
http://lumberjocks.com/Sawdustonmyshoulder/blog/47241

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