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  • Fortune / Victor 2040 lathe - $1,000 (Kingston, MA)

    13" swing over carriage, 3" spindle bore, 10hp, DRO ... what's not to like?

    https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/tl...290427687.html
    https://www.victormachines.com/site/CatalogProducts/38
    Last edited by Bob Engelhardt; 03-14-2021, 09:50 AM.

  • #2
    What's not to like is that it is on the other side of the continent (not to mention the border), as is all to often the case! 🙄
    "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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    • #3
      Nice length.. mine is 67 between centers.. don't know if I even used that length twice in 28 years.

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      • #4
        Victor is a good machine. The 3" spindle bore is hard to come by on a lathe that size. I would jump on that one if I were closer. I already have a really good 14 x 40 anyway. It's a killer deal for someone.
        Kansas City area

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        • #5
          only thing I don't like is, it won't fit into my house. If not for that I would be all over it.
          25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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          • #6
            How can this lathe, with a 10 hp motor only specify a 30A max branch circuit?

            My Summit 14 with a 7.4 hp (5.5 kW) on a 30A breaker has an inrush of 93A when the speed selector is at 1800 rpm (and the lathe trips the breaker after 8 to 9 sec) - I'm on a static phase converter.
            Metro Detroit

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            • #7
              If it's a clutch type drive , it starts up easier..... a bit like bench testing a motor.
              if it's a direct drive, it's more like starting your car up in gear.. even worse if you have a 600 lb piece in the chuck...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 754 View Post
                If it's a clutch type drive , it starts up easier..... a bit like bench testing a motor.
                if it's a direct drive, it's more like starting your car up in gear.. even worse if you have a 600 lb piece in the chuck...
                I did not consider the Victor in the link to have a clutch. My previous lathe - mid '60s Clausing had a clutch but I thought (quite possibly wrongly) that newer commercial lathes of the size as linked to, especially those that have a foot brake, were direct drive. I really wish my Summit were clutch operated instead of direct drive, I just did not expect, and hence did not research, to see if there were newer clutch operated lathes with a foot brake.
                Metro Detroit

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                • #9
                  I am not saying it is a clutch type..... I am saying that clutch type loathes are easier to start up..

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                  • #10
                    Wow....Lots of machine for that price. I'm wishing I could jump on it.

                    Looking at pictures of the machine in the ad, and looking at photos off the internet. Maybe it's old eyes, or camera angle, but the one in the ad looks like it has a much smaller spindle than the D1-8 listed in online specifications. Anyone else notice that? Maybe I need new glasses......

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                    • #11
                      Yes- it looks more like a D1-4 or D1-6, but pretty hard to say just by the picture. Did anyone notice the Acu-rite DRO? One of the top brands of all time.
                      Kansas City area

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                      • #12
                        He said it had to be dealt with by now , yeah great deal..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tom_d View Post
                          Wow....Lots of machine for that price. I'm wishing I could jump on it.

                          Looking at pictures of the machine in the ad, and looking at photos off the internet. Maybe it's old eyes, or camera angle, but the one in the ad looks like it has a much smaller spindle than the D1-8 listed in online specifications. Anyone else notice that? Maybe I need new glasses......
                          Originally posted by Toolguy View Post
                          Yes- it looks more like a D1-4 or D1-6, but pretty hard to say just by the picture. Did anyone notice the Acu-rite DRO? One of the top brands of all time.
                          It looks more like D1-6 to me as well.
                          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                          • #14
                            Why would you buy a lathe, keep it two years without hooking up power, then order a new lathe to replace it???

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SVS View Post
                              Why would you buy a lathe, keep it two years without hooking up power, then order a new lathe to replace it???
                              Ours is not to question, ours is to accept. So quick! Lend me the money and some place to put that thing!!!

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