First I know I can post to rec.woodturning but I hang out here with this
(interesting) group, since I don't have a lathe. Classified in local paper
today advertised a used "Sears & Roebuck" 36" lathe for sale for $200. I
called & owner knows little else (cast iron vs pipe, outboard turning
capable, or height over bed ... he's not sure). Comes with some tools if he
can find them! This would be a beginning lathe for me & based on Sears &
Roebuck it appears to be of some vintage. I'm looking at it tomorrow at 10AM
EDT any comments about price or appropriateness would be appreciated ASAP.
W/o model# etc I realize this is just ballpark till I see it. He does have a
used panel saw ... "FO FREE!"
On 22 Jul 2004 22:27:36 GMT, email@example.com (Jerry McCaffrey)
If it has the tubular bed, I would pass. It might be worth it for
$100, but I wouldn't pay $200 for the tubular bed. I had one for a
long time, and while you can do some basic spindle turning, there are
too many flaws in the design. When I first used a better quality
lathe, I was amazed at how much easier (and versatile) it was.
Also, when Home Depot was changing their product line last year, they
were selling the identical new machine for $125.
I hope this helps.
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