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Forum topic by themaddriver posted 02-04-2016 11:49 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2016 11:49 PM

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I have an old Craftsman Lathe like the one in the image. What would somebody be willing to pay for such an item. Mine is currently stowed under my workbench and have no plans to turn anything in the near future. I do not have any tools to go with it. Thanks in advance for the advice.

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#1 posted 02-05-2016 12:34 AM

Tube lathe are slow sellers compared to cast iron. Around here they are advertised around $125 but sell for less I sure.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 02-05-2016 01:43 PM

where are you located?

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#3 posted 02-05-2016 05:18 PM

Those pop up on CL here fairly often in the $100 range. The usually stay listed for quite a while so they’re probably not getting the asking price either.

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#4 posted 02-05-2016 11:56 PM

Southeast Georgia. That is what I was figuring. I would prefer to just trade such an item for some kind of wood I cannot get down here very easy. That probably won’t happen. No big deal. It was my late grandfathers.

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#5 posted 02-08-2016 02:14 AM

I sold a very similar one this week. It was a Ridgid brand. It was in excellent shape and had 2 tool rests, 1 headstock, 2 tails stocks, 1 live center, drill chuck, the original stand, a set of casters, and a full set of chisels. I knew that it was going to a good home so I let it go for $150.00. It freed up some space in my garage/shop which was worth more than anything. If I have something to sell I would prefer that it go to lumber jock that will use it.

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#6 posted 02-08-2016 02:16 AM

I had that lathe and sold it for $75 I think.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 02:24 AM

They’re not worth too much. You may be able to get 75 for it but it would probably take awhile.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#8 posted 02-08-2016 02:30 AM

Those lathes sold at Sears for $149.99 +Tax when they were new. The other model they sold had a “T” shaped bed. Budget model was $89.99 +tax, w/o chisels. The “T” railed one I am still using today, having bought it new at Sears. Couldn’t afford the higher priced model back then…

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