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Forum topic by RickAustin51 posted 12-28-2020 01:53 PM 580 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2020 01:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe tools

Hi all, I have a vintage Craftsman 9” lathe that’s been sitting unused in my garage for a few years, and I’m ready to move it along to someone who might get some use out of it. Unfortunately I don’t really know how to value it price wise. I’m looking for advice from those of you who might have experience with these older units. The bed is about 38”, and the tool rest is 12”, the motor is a Dayton 1/3. Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 12-28-2020 09:51 PM

My first lathe was very similar, It was mounted on a stand that was made by the previous owner. I think I paid about 100$ to 125$ for the lathe stand and tools thrown in. I think you will be looking for a first lathe purchaser.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 12-28-2020 10:07 PM

Unmounted I think you’ll be lucky to get $100 for it.

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#3 posted 12-28-2020 10:11 PM

Assuming it works:

Ask $200 – Hope $100 – Expect $50.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 12-29-2020 09:09 AM

Thanks for the feedback!

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#5 posted 01-13-2021 02:01 PM

Where is it located? I’m interested., and looking for my first wood lathe…


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#6 posted 01-13-2021 02:13 PM

What kind of tools are those you have there? If those are the old HSS Craftsman tools, they’re worth more than the lathe :-)

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#7 posted 01-27-2021 05:34 AM

Sorry, I’ve been away from my email for a bit.
My father has expressed an interest doing some turning, so I’m planning on giving this to him

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