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Re: lathe advice

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Re: lathe advice

Post by Max Welton » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:14 pm

So I'm starting to search for a metal lathe I can use for my own hobby purposes. I am not a machinist. But I am enthusiastic. ;-)

Found this Atlas on CL local to me. From images I get from a "atlas lathe" search, I think this is a 10F. I'd like to be well informed before I go look at it.

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/tls/d/ ... 59484.html

Can someone give me information on Atlas lathes?

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Re: lathe advice

Post by chuckput » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:44 pm

I am sorta in the same boat. I received my dad's Craftsman (Sears) lathe after he passed away. In my search for information I found that my lathe is a re-badged Atlas. I don't know if the lathe you are looking at has a Craftsman counterpart, but it might be helpful when looking for any parts you might need. Having the model number is a helpful piece of information when conducting a search on more information.

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Re: lathe advice

Post by chuckput » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:52 pm

This site may prove a bit more helpful.
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thread ... las-lathes

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Re: lathe advice

Post by no1clyde » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:09 pm

I have an old Atlas-Craftsman lathe like the one Max showed and I have used it for years and it has been a great lathe and it is worn out. We also had one like it at work until it got replaced by a new one that broke the second year we had it, the old Atlas-Craftsman never had a problem LOL.

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