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Old 10-07-2018, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am looking for a used (but not crappy) metal lathe.
- something between 7x16 and 9x20 or even 10x22 with
- around 1,000 watts power (1.34 HP),
- can be in inches or metric (would prefer metric, but will take inches).
- Good rigidity and weight (250 to 400 lb)
- basic tools in good shape would also be welcome
- something made in the US/Canada, such as Precision Matthews, south bend, little machine shop (even a "good" Chinese lathe!)

preferably not too far from my area (200 miles from Derwood, zip 20855, Montgomery County Maryland)
I will respond to all suggestions
Thanks, Yvon
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Good luck ... let us know what you eventually get, please.

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Old 10-08-2018, 05:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Keep an eye on Craigslist, and ebay. Watch the local paper for tool (estate) sales.

The 1000 watts power would be WAY overkill for a 7x16

The 9x20 normally comes with imperial lead screw, but can do metric threading too. The compound mount on these is too flexible, but can be made stiffer with a new compound mount.
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Also, check out FB Marketplace. I found a very nice used Southbend 10K with lots of extra tooling for a great price.
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