I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by K » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 08:52:49



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.
Something that can take a heavier cut. Can someone list some names in
order from best to worst for my needs.... What would you rank these,
logan, sheldon, clausing, myford, atlas, south bend 9 or 10 or
anything else you can think of. Also if you have one for sale that
might work, I would be interested. Thanks
 
 
 

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by Asp32119 » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 09:15:45


were are you located i am selling my logan and my sheldon both have great ways
and are very clean machines

 
 
 

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by Mike Henr » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 09:23:40


I have a Clausing 12" (5914) and like it alot more than my old 12"
Craftsman.  You might also want to add Rockewell to your list.

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.


Quote:
> 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.
> Something that can take a heavier cut. Can someone list some names in
> order from best to worst for my needs.... What would you rank these,
> logan, sheldon, clausing, myford, atlas, south bend 9 or 10 or
> anything else you can think of. Also if you have one for sale that
> might work, I would be interested. Thanks

 
 
 

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by DoN. Nicho » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 14:30:35



Quote:

>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.
>Something that can take a heavier cut. Can someone list some names in
>order from best to worst for my needs.... What would you rank these,
>logan, sheldon, clausing, myford, atlas, south bend 9 or 10 or
>anything else you can think of.

        I consider the 12" Clausings with the larger spindles (2-1/4x8
or L-00) to be very solid machines.  I'm not so sure about the ones with
smaller spindles -- if for no other reason than the spindle has to be
less rigid if smaller.  (It also won't accept a 5C collet closer, which
the larger ones will -- and that can make a big difference.

        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
mis-remembering.

        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.

        Good Luck,
                DoN.

--

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           --- Black Holes are where God is dividing by zero ---

 
 
 

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Post by Peter » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 14:48:37


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.

 
 
 

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by K » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 16:55:06


I am in michigan, but Chicago is about 2 1/2 hours, my sister lives
there so i am always out that way. Don't want another atlas, but the
clausing sounds good. Thanks
 
 
 

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by K » Fri, 04 Jul 2003 16:55:56


sorry, meant rockwell not clausing. Thanks again.
 
 
 

I am in the market for a homeshop lathe

Post by Glenn Cramo » Sat, 05 Jul 2003 00:39:29


Quote:

> I have a Clausing 12" (5914) and like it alot more than my old 12"
> Craftsman.  You might also want to add Rockewell to your list.

> 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.

There are heaps of guys with lathes and lathe parts for sale and
wanted on

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shop_tool_exchange

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!