LumberJocks

Where can i find a nice used lathe??

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by AnthonyD posted 430 days ago 681 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View AnthonyD's profile

AnthonyD

20 posts in 431 days


430 days ago

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!!!

-- AJ DeSantis


8 replies so far

View FirehouseWoodworking's profile

FirehouseWoodworking

618 posts in 1773 days


#1 posted 429 days ago

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

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

View Baileigh Inc's profile

Baileigh Inc

312 posts in 430 days


#2 posted 429 days ago

Craigslist

-- Shane Henderson shenderson@baileighindustrial.com 920-482-3220 http://wood.baileighindustrial.com/

View Steve Peterson's profile

Steve Peterson

227 posts in 1582 days


#3 posted 428 days ago

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.

-- Steve

View DS's profile

DS

2078 posts in 920 days


#4 posted 428 days ago

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.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

View sprucegum's profile

sprucegum

323 posts in 497 days


#5 posted 428 days ago

http://burlington.craigslist.org/tls/3614071709.html Here is a nice old power o matic looks like a gap bed so plenty of swing for bowl turning.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

View lumberjoe's profile

lumberjoe

2797 posts in 748 days


#6 posted 428 days ago

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

-- www.etsy.com/shop/KandJWoodCrafts

View SamP's profile

SamP

1 post in 344 days


#7 posted 344 days ago

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

http://www.machinio.com/listings?search=lathe+in+connecticut

View Loren's profile

Loren

6746 posts in 2147 days


#8 posted 344 days ago

Tons of used machinery in New England.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase