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Old 01-08-2018, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Used Grizzly lathe, opinions please

Here it is. Would you guys buy this?

https://boulder.craigslist.org/tls/d...449046183.html

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Have you looked at the Grizzly site? That or a very similar lathe shows up as a touch over $1000Can or about$800US. I think it is overpriced even with the basic accessories added especially for a manual speed change lathe.
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I agree with Pete. The Grizzly lathe for sale has a reeves drive which is different than then one in the picture and the comparable lathe sells for considerably less new. I would say this is worth $500-$600 since its used ad and from my experience the reeves drive is prone to need frequent maintenance.
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If y9u go with a Reeves drive, make sure it is lubed so the pulleys slide easily. Mine froze up as I hadn't used it for a while and had to scrap the lathe. Couldn't get the pulley to budge.
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I'd save some money and get a new one -- Wood Lathe With Digital Readout | Grizzly Industrial

the one that he took the screen capture of is a different model
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You need to inquire about the lathe. The photos show comparisons for the 0632Z, which is a $1350 lathe but the nameplate shows 0462 ( which it looks like) which is a $650 lathe. Either the guy is misrepresenting the lathe, which means he is a crook or he is an idiot, in which case once you show him it is $650 new you may be able to offer $300 and get it.


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I had a $300.00 Grizzly reeves drive lathe for about ten years. Did everything I ever asked of it. The drive does need minimal maintenance but works fine. This one you asked about is way-way overpriced.
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Well done to those that spotted the difference !!
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I had a $300.00 Grizzly reeves drive lathe for about ten years. Did everything I ever asked of it. The drive does need minimal maintenance but works fine. This one you asked about is way-way overpriced.
I agree. Way overpriced.
And I still own one.
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The other thing to watch is that some of their models like this one have plastic gears...and that seems like a recipe for disaster to me...
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