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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by herbf:
    OK, so what Logan m/n should I look for that is around $800 and better than the Craftsman/Clausing/Atlas lathes discussed?</font>
    Any. They're all a jump up from Atlas or Craftsman. Logan made 9", 10", 11", 12", 14", and 15" lathes.

    Pretty much all these lathes have active Yahoo groups - 9x20Lathe, atlas_craftsman, lathe-list [Logans], Sheldonlathe, southbendlathe (none for Rockwell, though). Lots of experienced users on those groups. Some groups (like the Logan group) have old catalogs in their files sections, which is helpful for figuring out which models were which.

    I've never used a Sheldon. But I know the others and would take any of them over the Chinese ones. The big advantage to new Chinese is that they're easily available and you don't have to hunt around for one. I like the color of the Harbor Freight machines.

    [This message has been edited by sauer38h (edited 03-25-2005).]