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Forum topic by AnthonyD posted 02-12-2013 04:51 AM 960 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2013 04:51 AM

Hey guys, I’m looking for a good used lathe. I want something with a large spin, 14” or more, with a reverse. I live in CT so anything with in a couple hour drive. Jet, Nova, Shop Fox, anything really. Please let me know. Thanks!!!

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 06:10 AM

Have you looked on Craigslist? Lots of great deals out my way. Just have to be a little patient.


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#3 posted 02-13-2013 08:47 PM

Craigslist if you are not in a hurry. I set up a search for “wood + lathe” to filter out most of the metal working lathes. Save it as a favorite and click on it every couple of days. You still have to filter out the guys that expect $200 for a $129 Harbor Freight lathe. It took me about 3-4 months before a lathe that I wanted came up.

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 08:56 PM

The Jet 1642 EVS is the lathe that has me drooling. My dad has this lathe and it is nice.

It has the reverse feature, plus the electronic variable speed control lets you set the rpm anywhere from 0 to the maximum to find just the right setting for your workpiece.

It uses all of the 15 amps that a 110 circuit can supply so it will need a dedicated line, or else, there is a 220v version also available. It’s been hard to find these used, but every year just before Christmas, Jet seems to discount these to around $1900.00

I’ve seen used ones from betweem $900 and $1200 on Craigslist.

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 09:56 PM Here is a nice old power o matic looks like a gap bed so plenty of swing for bowl turning.

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 10:10 PM

Also search for “lath” on CL. Posters are not often the best spellers

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 04:25 PM

I’d give machinio a try as well. Can search for product and location.

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 04:34 PM

Tons of used machinery in New England.

Join turning and other woodworking newsgroups
(Yahoo is good) and ask for leads.


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