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  • sarge41
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    Mec9900: I wondered about the castors it was sitting on. Do you run it like that? I would think it would waltz around a bit.
    Nice shop.

    Sarge41

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  • Fasturn
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ID:	1941221 Well you wont know what you have until you make some chips. Just looking at the bed and gear box, I would say this is a very nice bench lathe. My guess about 300 lbs? For $500 you did well. I have the last HF lathe and it serve me well. Thanks for sharing !

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  • RB211
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    Don't know what you paid but I tend to think the older China made machines are much higher quality than the crap the importers pass off to people today. If you paid $500 for it, I'd say you did very well.
    What kind of spindle does it have? Bolt on looks like. I would CNC it for fun if it was mine.
    Last edited by RB211; 10-12-2020, 11:24 AM.

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  • Mcgyver
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    good stuff....you'll have some fun with that

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  • Dave C
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    Looking good.

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  • mec9900
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  • mec9900
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    Finally got a cabinet and splashguard made and the lathe mounted.
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  • mec9900
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    Originally posted by Dave C View Post
    Thanks, I will

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  • Dave C
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    Try this to get the user manual
    https://www.harborfreight.com/custom...ontact-us.html

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  • mec9900
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    Originally posted by danlb View Post
    Interesting that the saddle is reversed on the Herless. Otherwise looks very similar.
    Looks like only the apron is reversed. I can't tell by looking at the picture, but there's something under the cross slide that is not on mine. I have been in contact with the person who owns it about getting a better picture of the apron.

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  • danlb
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    Interesting that the saddle is reversed on the Herless. Otherwise looks very similar.

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  • mec9900
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    Originally posted by danlb View Post
    That's an early Harbor freight device. It might or might not be a Seig model. I'm impressed that it has a full QCGB. I looked for a manual online and found nothing. I have a lathe that uses the half nuts for driving the saddle, and it works OK for most things because the QCGB lets you switch between threading and turning very quickly.

    Dan
    The only thing I have found is a picture in an old thread of a Herless SSb-5MK that looks very similar. The first lathe that I had 40 years ago was a South Bend 9 inch model C from the thirties that used the half nuts for the feed as well as threading. I made a lot of parts on it. In the all reality I will never use it enough to put much wear on the half nuts and lead screw.
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  • danlb
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    That's an early Harbor freight device. It might or might not be a Seig model. I'm impressed that it has a full QCGB. I looked for a manual online and found nothing. I have a lathe that uses the half nuts for driving the saddle, and it works OK for most things because the QCGB lets you switch between threading and turning very quickly.

    Dan

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  • Ringo
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    looks like a threaded spindle nose with a chuck bolted onto some kind of adapter, perhaps a face drive plate

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  • mec9900
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    Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
    You must be close to me. I saw that for sale.

    I have such mixed feelings about it.

    Compared to most Asian 10" lathes:
    • It's a gear head. Awesome. Even if it's only 6 speeds that's still decent.
    • 1hp. Nice.
    • Beefy little dude. Compared to the Rockwell 10" I use, it smokes it in terms of bed stiffness, full length cross slide, heavy compound, etc.
    • Full QCGB with metric. Hell yeah.
    But then at the same time:
    • Tailstock has like a negative overhang. I guess so they could get more center distance. That means you have to stick the quill waaay out to use a center support.
    • No feed. I guess using the half nuts for everything works, but man a real clutch and rack/cross-slide feed isn't that hard to do.
    • Looks like the spindle is bolt on? That would suck.
    It's a shame about the last three points because it's almost the perfect mini-lathe. Even still, I bet you'll be able to get a lot of good work out of it. As far as manuals go, since it's harbor freight you might be able to find some back catlog stuff. But it will probably be in Chinglish and not tell you much. Looks like a pretty cut and dry unit though, folks here could probably answer most any question you'd have about it.
    Thanks for your thoughts, I am in Hustonville. I have not had time to check it out completely yet. Not having a feed other than the half nuts was my main concern, almost was a deal breaker. I have other lathes and a mill so I can change that if I want to. Best I can tell it has 12 spindle speeds, a 2 step pulley on the motor and 6 speeds in the headstock . I don't think the tailstock will be a problem for most of the work I would do. I will check out the chuck mounting to day, I sure hope it is not bolt-on-only. I will post what I find.

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