A real optimist

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Or an ignoramus!
http://tiny.cc/s76ory
He's asking C$1500 for a lathe that is worth only $100.
Graham

Re: A real optimist
On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:12:27 PM UTC-6, graham wrote:
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I like the "new condition" statement.  A 40-50 year old lathe that has been
 used some, is "new condition".  Ha Ha.  I like that it comes with a 40-50  
year old version of a Harbor Freight lathe tool set.  I guess everything at
 Harbor Freight was copied from somewhere else.

I think 1500 Canadian is about $1200 USA dollars.  The lathe is an old Delt
a when they called themselves Rockwell.  So it has history and a good reput
ation for quality.  But it is just a 12" swing, 36" length lathe with pulle
ys and maybe a 1 HP motor.  So a few hundred US dollars is top price.  Mayb
e, maybe, maybe $300 USD if the stars are all aligned and you have a couple
 lucky charms and the buyer is not too swift.

Re: A real optimist
On 2018-03-09 9:19 PM, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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But you need a wrench to move the tool rest banjo and tail stock and the  
tool post holder is also poor. US$300 will buy you a much superior lathe.

Re: A real optimist
On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:08:12 PM UTC-6, graham wrote:
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been used some, is "new condition".  Ha Ha.  I like that it comes with a 40
-50 year old version of a Harbor Freight lathe tool set.  I guess everythin
g at Harbor Freight was copied from somewhere else.
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Delta when they called themselves Rockwell.  So it has history and a good r
eputation for quality.  But it is just a 12" swing, 36" length lathe with p
ulleys and maybe a 1 HP motor.  So a few hundred US dollars is top price.  
Maybe, maybe, maybe $300 USD if the stars are all aligned and you have a co
uple lucky charms and the buyer is not too swift.
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Yes you need a wrench or socket to move the banjo on the lathe bed.  But Ha
rbor Freight sells them for $3.99.  Just keep one sitting next to the lathe
.  Not that big a deal.  Not sure why you feel the tool rest post holder on
 the banjo is bad?  It squeezes the tool post.  It has a sliding bar in the
 one rest to simply and easily squeeze the post.  The other rest is missing
 the sliding bar but it can easily be replaced with a long bolt and nut.  I
'm sure Robust and Oneway use some kind of internal cam system now days to  
squeeze the post.  But this is a 1960s lathe and anything of comparable val
ue today does not have the Robust/Oneway cam system on the banjo.

$300 today may get you a name brand Jet or Delta mini lathe, maybe on sale.
  Regular price is $100+ more than $300.  I'm sure Harbor Freight and some  
of the others sell mini lathes for around $300.  I would not call that comp
arable.  And you get the $25 pre Harbor Freight turning tools to practice s
harpening on your grinder!

Re: A real optimist
On 2018-03-10 12:35 PM, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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Yebbut!
A few specs:
11" swing over bed
15" swing over 3" gap
36" between centres
3/4" - 16 LH outboard spindle thread
7/8" - 14 RH inboard thread

That inboard thread is a bummer, IMO.

Re: A real optimist
On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 19:12:24 -0700

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sometimes the seller likes the item better than anyone else

pricing is interesting to say the least










Re: A real optimist
On 2018-03-10 11:15 AM, Electric Comet wrote:
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I e-mailed him and told him its real value but he hasn't changed the ad  
yet.


Re: A real optimist
On 2018-03-10 12:14 PM, graham wrote:
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He has removed his ad. However, there's another for C$650!!
http://tiny.cc/8ieqry

I have a General 160 for sale (the basic cast iron part on a custom  
base) that is clearly superior and I very much doubt that I will be able  
to get more than $300 for it.

Re: A real optimist
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:10:34 -0600

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amzing considering how much is spent on cells and laptops

you need to find the right young person to sell that too


put up an add at the local pool hall and make a point of the fact that
you could make your own pool cues


or advertise as a baseball bat turning machine

pinpoint marketing


maybe offer a few hours of training at their premises and after it is
sold and you have the money











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