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Diamond in the rough? SB lathe $800 Chelmsford MA

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  • #16
    My south bend too was listed as total bed length.. so 60 inch id probably 40 ish between centers.l

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    • #17
      Quite the machine for the money. Tool post is a bit of a hokey design, but it's workable. Nice that there's a four jaw chuck, and the three jaw has reversible hard jaws. That looks like an original South Bend steady rest. Worth a few bucks right there.

      I just noticed, it looks like there's a genuine thread cutting stop clamped on to the carriage. Don't see those around that often these days.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by alanganes View Post

        I don't think that is a VFD, but I am pretty sure that is a variable speed DC drive. Every bit as good as a VFD if it's done reasonably well. I think it says "Browning" on the front. I don't need a lathe, but I agree, that could be a nice deal for someone.
        Yup. It’s a dc drive.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by tom_d View Post
          Quite the machine for the money. Tool post is a bit of a hokey design, but it's workable. Nice that there's a four jaw chuck, and the three jaw has reversible hard jaws. That looks like an original South Bend steady rest. Worth a few bucks right there.

          I just noticed, it looks like there's a genuine thread cutting stop clamped on to the carriage. Don't see those around that often these days.
          I see those steady rests going all day long on ebay for like $350. That's what I paid for mine with the micrometer adjusters.
          25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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          • #20
            This thread is now the poster child for why reproducing the pics in the thread is important. Most every comment is now worthless, since the CL advert is gone.
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