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Forum topic by chrisirving posted 03-07-2018 11:28 PM 1280 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisirving

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03-07-2018 11:28 PM

These photos are all the info I know about this Lathe that is coming up in an estate sale this weekend a couple of miles from where I live
This would be my first lathe, if I could get this a decent price, should I?
What would be a decent price? I’m hoping it’s the lathe AND accessories…


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Loren

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 01:46 AM

$200 maybe $250 would be fair to the seller
imo. Machines are always overpriced at estate
sales in my area. They start high on Friday
and slash prices on Sunday.

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#2 posted 03-08-2018 03:40 AM



$200 maybe $250 would be fair to the seller
imo. Machines are always overpriced at estate
sales in my area. They start high on Friday
and slash prices on Sunday.

- Loren


Thanks, That’s about what I thought too
I’ll go check it out this weekend

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TungOil

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 03:49 AM

That’s a great lathe, I’ve had the same one for over 40 years runs like a champ.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#4 posted 03-10-2018 03:10 AM

I had that same lathe only mine had the Reeves drive. I paid $500 for it 20 years ago and sold it for the same amount, a year ago. This one isn’t Reeves drive, so I would say not more than $300-350 depending on what it comes with. It was an excellent lathe for me, highly recommend it.

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#5 posted 03-10-2018 05:36 PM

Go get it before somebody else does ! Excellent lathe.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#6 posted 03-10-2018 05:49 PM

They wanted $575.00 for it and weren’t negotiable yet, I’ll see if it’s still around tomorrow

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timeshare

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#7 posted 03-10-2018 06:37 PM

I have one that is some older with indexing guide , vari- speed in excellent shape guess if you called and offered 350 for it I would not let you even see it, they are hard to come by in excellent condition. I have photo of it posted in OLd woodworking site. Been offered one thousand for it, just smiled and said no thank you.

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#8 posted 03-10-2018 06:38 PM

Go to old vintage machine and you will see it.

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#9 posted 03-10-2018 08:41 PM

Great lathe, but $575 is too much, considering what you can buy new. $150-200 seems right. It’s long enough to do table legs as well as small stuff like pens. Is the motor variable speed??

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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chrisirving

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#10 posted 03-12-2018 10:50 PM



$200 maybe $250 would be fair to the seller
imo. Machines are always overpriced at estate
sales in my area. They start high on Friday
and slash prices on Sunday.

- Loren


Thanks Loren! You were dead on, I purchased the lathe today for $225.00. I’ve got it in my shop now and it runs perfectly!

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Kelly

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#11 posted 03-13-2018 06:32 AM

Mine is a 46-450 (Reeves drive). Painted in good shape (new bearings, good paint), I wouldn’t part with it for less than a $750.00 to a grand. It’s an over 300 pound beast and will give decades more performance.

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