If you are in the Chicago area, I know of (2) 12" Craftsman lathes for sale
as well as a Myford ML7. All of these are owned by one hobbyist, who is
upgrading, and one of the Craftsmans is my old one. There's also a Rockwell
10" locally if a friend doesn't get it first.
I would consider the SouthBend Heavy 10 to be a better machine
than the smaller ones.
I've used one Sheldon, and it was a good machine, but that was a
long time ago, and I no longer have access to it, so I may be
The Atlas machines, as well as the lighter SouthBends seem to
have been targeted t the hobbyists, and were not as heavy or as rigid.
I've never had my hands on a Logan, so I don't know what class
to put them in.
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I've never had my hands on a Logan, so I don't know what class to put them in.
Better than an Atlas or a South Bend.
Logan made everything from 9" models for Wards to serious "toolroom" iron, and
most parts for even 60 year old Logans are still available from Logan Actuator
(recently moved from Chicago to Harvard, Illinois).
Logan seemed to prefer***mount machines, but along the way it also made
L-type and D-type (Camlock) models.
Logan's collet closers are nothing to write home about (but they were perfectly
suited to the war production effort, as that's what they were designed for),
but Logan sells and supports Royal closers, and Sjogren (formerly
Hardinge-Sjogren, now ATS-Sjogren) are always a goog choice, although not
available directly from Logan.
I have a functionally restored Logan 820, and its a good machine, within its
not insignificant limits.
Two Monarch 10EEs provide the heavy lifting in my shop.
> If you are in the Chicago area, I know of (2) 12" Craftsman lathes for sale
> as well as a Myford ML7. All of these are owned by one hobbyist, who is
> upgrading, and one of the Craftsmans is my old one. There's also a Rockwell
> 10" locally if a friend doesn't get it first.
> > I have had a 9 x 20 asian lathe and a 10 inch atlas. I want something
> > a little more serious, but still something like 10 or 11 inch swing.
It's a new group and membership has grown from just a few to over 250
in the first few days
May be worth a look!