A real optimist

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.
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russellseaton1
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.
Reply to
graham
On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 19:12:24 -0700
sometimes the seller likes the item better than anyone else
pricing is interesting to say the least
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Electric Comet
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.
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.
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!
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russellseaton1
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.
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graham
He has removed his ad. However, there's another for C$650!!
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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.
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graham
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:10:34 -0600
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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Electric Comet

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