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steve herman
03-09-2015, 01:02 AM
I bought an old 12 in craftsman lathe , no manual.
It came with a 3 jaw chuck, 2 four jaw chucks and a screw on face plate, I paid 600.00 for it. Tested it and it runs true and has little wear.
Did I get a good deal?

dp
03-09-2015, 01:13 AM
What model? That's a good price for many machines in the Craftsman lineup.

flylo
03-09-2015, 07:53 AM
If you need manuals & it's Atlas made I assume call Clausing/Atlas in Kalamazoo as they've always e-mail them to me for free 269-345-7155. Good luck!

jep24601
03-09-2015, 09:01 AM
Price paid is retail for change gear model. A bargain if it has the quick change gearbox.

flylo
03-09-2015, 09:28 AM
Depends on the condition, which model, what came with it as legs, change gears, milling vise, etc. Might be a steal, fair deal or dud but sounds at least a fair deal until we know more IMHO.

jep24601
03-09-2015, 11:12 AM
Depends on the condition, which model, what came with it as legs, change gears, milling vise, etc. Might be a steal, fair deal or dud but sounds at least a fair deal until we know more IMHO.

The OP said what it came with and that it runs true and has little wear!!

flylo
03-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Didn't say lathe only, on a stand or legs. A set of legs are worth 250, 2 4 jaw chucks, the right chuck may be worth half but I don't know & neither do you unless you have super powers & have Xray vision to Oregon. But I'm sure you're right as you always are :rolleyes:
PS Sorry I gave my opinion as the OP asked, next time I'll refer any questions to our resident expert JEP & resist trying to be helpful by offering MHO.:p

CCWKen
03-09-2015, 01:41 PM
Value is regional too. $600 would be a good price down here for a change-gear model. I sure wouldn't sell mine for that. :) Heck, any thing that runs and has a chuck on it is worth at least a grand in this area. The pickings are sparse.

steve herman
03-09-2015, 02:03 PM
It has a quick change gear box also there were two cookie sheets with reamers, end mills and other tools calapers etc.
I had a metal base for it.
Don't know how to find out the model .

Steve
Mill take a pic and post

kf1002002
03-09-2015, 03:25 PM
Take a look at www.lathes.co.uk/atlas They have a lot of information on the Atlas line

KEN

flylo
03-09-2015, 03:32 PM
You got a great deal, good for you! Clausing/Atlas should be very helpful with manuals & there is a Yahoo Atlas forum. The model # should be on the end of the bed but if not you can ID it on lathes UK as mentioned above.

Gary Paine
03-09-2015, 05:31 PM
It has a quick change gear box also there were two cookie sheets with reamers, end mills and other tools calapers etc.
I had a metal base for it.
Don't know how to find out the model .

Steve
Mill take a pic and post

Sounds like you have a gloat, but doesn't qualify without pix. Atlas put a tag on the end of the tailstock end of the bed.

sasquatch
03-09-2015, 06:09 PM
That is also a good deal up in my area. On Ebay there is a guy called Ozark Woodworker who has a lot of re prints of manuals, check there also.

steve herman
03-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Here are some pix (no tag on of bed, did find # stamped on top of end of bed.
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/steveherman/854097ac-6205-4a6d-b151-02d0700e5946.jpg (http://s784.photobucket.com/user/steveherman/media/854097ac-6205-4a6d-b151-02d0700e5946.jpg.html)
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/steveherman/004_4.jpg (http://s784.photobucket.com/user/steveherman/media/004_4.jpg.html)

bob308
03-09-2015, 07:43 PM
with all the other stuff you said you got you did real good. and that is coming from the rust belt.

flylo
03-09-2015, 09:33 PM
I agree you did very well!

RGS
03-10-2015, 12:27 AM
On the Craftsman lathes the tag is on the back side of the bed around the middle. It looks similar to a Craftsman 101.27440 but there are several that are similar with just minor differences.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=3398

steve herman
03-10-2015, 02:26 AM
Thanks a lot RGS, I found the tag and it is a 101.27440, now I just need to find a manual.
What kind of bearings?

thanks to all for your help.
Steve

vpt
03-10-2015, 07:28 AM
Nice score!

Your lathe looks like it has the timken bearings. Looks to be clean and lightly used too!

flylo
03-10-2015, 08:26 AM
YOU SUCK! This is a good thing reserved for guys that find great deals as you have!

RGS
03-10-2015, 12:22 PM
That is the same lathe that I have. Check the link in my previous post, it has the parts manual. You can also call atlas (Clausing) and get the manual om lathe operation. It is around $35 dollars. Also you will find the they still support a lot of the parts for these lathes. You can get a lot of the parts cheaper from them for new parts than on eBay foe used parts. Also Sears parts still support this lathe but again there prices are more than from Atlas.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/Craftsman-Lathe-Parts/Model-10127440/0247/0728000.html?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=10127440

jep24601
03-11-2015, 10:54 AM
Didn't say lathe only, on a stand or legs. A set of legs are worth 250, 2 4 jaw chucks, the right chuck may be worth half but I don't know & neither do you unless you have super powers & have Xray vision to Oregon. But I'm sure you're right as you always are :rolleyes:
PS Sorry I gave my opinion as the OP asked, next time I'll refer any questions to our resident expert JEP & resist trying to be helpful by offering MHO.:p
Guess you thought you were on PM there Flylo!