The following ad appeared this evening on Kijiji.
LEE VALLEY LATHE
Top quality, very impressive 39” heavy duty lathe on a great shop-built stand. Variable speeds for all kinds of jobs. These lathes are rare and appear to have been manufactured in the early ‘90s for Lee Valley by Shell-Ryn of Brooks, Alberta (a major manufacturer of industrial grade lathes and precision equipment). This one is in excellent condition. Price includes new 8-pc set of Benjamin’s Best chisels (M2 steel). Perfect for home shop or commercial use. Asking price is $775
The word ‘rare’ is a red flag for me. Usually means ‘old and overpriced’.
I contacted the seller asking for a model number and he hasn’t been able to find one.
Has anyone heard of this lathe? I wouldn’t consider paying that much for a tool unless replacement parts and accessories were available.
Thanks for any info,
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.