used fay egan lathe on cl

https://wichita.craigslist.org/tls/d/wichita-fay-egan-wood- lathe/6908082793.html
Any Thoughts? Good buy or not. I've been looking for awhile to get a used lathe. Thanks
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On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:51:26 PM UTC-5, sawdustmaker wrote:

$365. Not exactly a steal. Not an awful price either. I know some of the ancient museum tool collectors will scream about how everything was better in the olden days. And I suspect maybe a few things were. But the Chines e versions of this same lathe today is OK too. Evil Harbor Freight has abo ut the same lathe for $400 right now. Jet, Grizzly and all the other Chine se tool companies make the same lathes for similar prices. All are OK. Th is old lathe does require 220 volt for the included phase converter. For m any that is OK. But for those with only 110 volt outlets, not good. Lathe s are really simple machines. Its almost hard to get a bad lathe. They sp in the wood using pulleys to regulate speed. Simple. Kind of like drill p resses. Hard to get a bad drill press. I know bearings can be bad. But t hose should not be too difficult to replace and cheap. This size lathe, 12 x36 is the old time standard. Perfect for making baseball bats and tool ha ndles and stair stringers.
Again, $365 is an OK price. Some of that $365 is a premium for buying a hi storic museum piece that old time tool restorers love. Its not a bargain o r a steal. Its FULL fair value market price.
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On Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:16:22 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

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he ancient museum tool collectors will scream about how everything was bett er in the olden days. And I suspect maybe a few things were. But the Chin ese versions of this same lathe today is OK too. Evil Harbor Freight has a bout the same lathe for $400 right now. Jet, Grizzly and all the other Chi nese tool companies make the same lathes for similar prices. All are OK. This old lathe does require 220 volt for the included phase converter. For many that is OK. But for those with only 110 volt outlets, not good. Lat hes are really simple machines. Its almost hard to get a bad lathe. They spin the wood using pulleys to regulate speed. Simple. Kind of like drill presses. Hard to get a bad drill press. I know bearings can be bad. But those should not be too difficult to replace and cheap. This size lathe, 12x36 is the old time standard. Perfect for making baseball bats and tool handles and stair stringers.

historic museum piece that old time tool restorers love. Its not a bargain or a steal. Its FULL fair value market price.
I assume you mean stair balusters.
Making stairs stringers on a lathe sounds really dangerous. ;-)
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On Friday, June 28, 2019 at 5:41:15 AM UTC-5, DerbyDad03 wrote:

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the ancient museum tool collectors will scream about how everything was be tter in the olden days. And I suspect maybe a few things were. But the Ch inese versions of this same lathe today is OK too. Evil Harbor Freight has about the same lathe for $400 right now. Jet, Grizzly and all the other C hinese tool companies make the same lathes for similar prices. All are OK. This old lathe does require 220 volt for the included phase converter. F or many that is OK. But for those with only 110 volt outlets, not good. L athes are really simple machines. Its almost hard to get a bad lathe. The y spin the wood using pulleys to regulate speed. Simple. Kind of like dri ll presses. Hard to get a bad drill press. I know bearings can be bad. B ut those should not be too difficult to replace and cheap. This size lathe , 12x36 is the old time standard. Perfect for making baseball bats and too l handles and stair stringers.

a historic museum piece that old time tool restorers love. Its not a barga in or a steal. Its FULL fair value market price.

Yeah it would be hard to turn 90 degree cuts on stair stringers. Balusters . The vertical pickets making the cage between the steps and the rail.
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