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01-21-2003, 12:40 AM
First post. I am currently using a 12x36Clausing model 108. I am thinking of moving up to a newer used Clausing of the same or slightly larger size in a 5900 , 1300 or 1500 series. I am interested in feedback from Clausing users on the relative merits of these newer models, their common faults to look out for, and their good points. The fact that the 1300 and 1500 lathes were the last of Clausing's USA production might suggest that they are the best overall, but not necessarily so. What is the balance of opnion out there? Thanks Pete
01-21-2003, 06:45 PM
What are you going to do with your "old" one?
01-22-2003, 01:15 AM
Al: I will sell it. I will e-mail you off-board with the particulars. Do you have any oppinions on the 5900, 1300, or 1500 series Clausings??? Pete
01-26-2003, 07:47 PM
My partner and I just bought a Clausing 1500 from his uncle who has a good size shop. They had used the lathe quite a bit once as you can tell by the fact almost all the numbers are worn off the tables on the front of the machine. For the last ten years or so the thing has sat because the variable speed didn't work. We cleaned the machine up and added hydraulic fluid to the reservour and tada! The only we turned on it so far was a small piece for the machine itself. It does seem to be a very caoable machine.
01-28-2003, 12:41 AM
Dennybob: Thanks for the feedback on the Clausing 1500. Do you have as digital image or two of the 1500 that you could e-mail to me off board? I have seen images of the 1300, but not the 1500. Interested to see the differences (if any). Thanks. Pete
02-25-2003, 01:07 PM
I resetly got a 1500 that came from a school with a turret attachment on it.It had very little use. Ihave been machining face plates and such to get it usable,the machine is simple moderatly rigid and very accuate. There is a good ajustment on the cross slide feed. My only cosern are the soft gears that got chewed on the sides,from shifting while running not good. I would say it is a good machine if abused.