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    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?
    If you want total security, go to prison.
    There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
    The only thing lacking...
    is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #2
    What model? That's a good price for many machines in the Craftsman lineup.

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    • #3
      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!

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      • #4
        Price paid is retail for change gear model. A bargain if it has the quick change gearbox.
        "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"

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        • #5
          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.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flylo View Post
            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!!
            "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"

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            • #7
              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
              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.
              Last edited by flylo; 03-09-2015, 01:08 PM.

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  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
                  If you want total security, go to prison.
                  There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
                  The only thing lacking...
                  is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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                  • #10
                    Take a look at www.lathes.co.uk/atlas They have a lot of information on the Atlas line

                    KEN

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                    • #11
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by steve herman View Post
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            Here are some pix (no tag on of bed, did find # stamped on top of end of bed.

                            Last edited by steve herman; 03-10-2015, 02:02 AM.
                            If you want total security, go to prison.
                            There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
                            The only thing lacking...
                            is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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                            • #15
                              with all the other stuff you said you got you did real good. and that is coming from the rust belt.

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