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    Here is a tank I fabricated for boiling rust blued firearms...
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    Well that's a simple looking tank. Stainless?


    OK changing the subject.

    Is that a Grizzly lathe? Model? Inch & metric threading? And your thoughts of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    Well that's a simple looking tank. Stainless?


    OK changing the subject.

    Is that a Grizzly lathe? Model? Inch & metric threading? And your thoughts of it.
    No that is a standard steel tank for old fashioned RUST blue boiling.

    The Lathe is a 12x36 HF geared head 12inch gap bed swing lathe. It will cut metric with a gear change but I don't do metric myself but it comes with the gears.

    It cuts true to the thousandth. I have been using it for 8 years and have 2 friends who have them and they are just as happy. I love American tooling but most of what I could afford in this size would be worn slap out (I know I bought several prior to this). Id rather have something accurate and this fits the bill for the budget.

    I have a friend who actually uses the same model in his shotgun barrel building business and it runs all day everyday and he has had ZERO issues in 7 years.

    Oh one more thing the dang spindle bore is massive compared to US made lathes of the same size.

    Seems they do not have it on the website anymore, if I had to buy one today I would get the G4003G Gunsmith's Bench Top Lathe with Stand

    The Grizzly and HF lathes are all made in the same plant in China. This lathe is specifically for gunsmiths!

    Features:
    • Removable gap bed allows turnings up to 17" in diameter
    • Nine spindle speeds - ranging from 70 to 1,400 RPM
    • Easy to use lever controls
    • Hardened and ground cast iron bed
    • Cuts 4-112 Standard TPI and 0.2-4.5 Metric
    • Full length splash guard
    • Spindle on/off reverse switch on carriage
    • Halogen work light
    • Ball bearing steady/follow rests
    • Outboard end support screws
    • Socket for tailstock lock
    • Cast iron stand with extended base
    • Cast aluminum gear cover
    • D1-5 spindle nose (6 pin)
    • 40mm spindle bore
    Specifications:
    • Motor 2 HP, 220V, single-phase, 12 Amps, 60 Hz, 1725 RPM
    • Swing over bed 12"
    • Swing over gap 17"
    • Swing over cross slide 7"
    • Distance between centers 36"
    • Bed width 7-1/4"
    • Spindle bore 40mm
    • Spindle nose taper MT#5
    • Spindle nose D1-5 Camlock
    • Cross slide travel 6-1/4"
    • Compound travel 3-1/4"
    • Tailstock barrel taper MT#3
    • Tailstock barrel travel 4"
    • Number of speeds 9
    • Range of speeds 70, 200, 220, 270, 360, 600, 800, 1000, 1400 RPM
    • Height w/o stand 23"
    • Height w/ stand 54-1/2"
    • Length w/ stand 61"
    • Width of stand 26"
    • Approximate shipping weight 1374 lbs.
    Sale Price:$2,895.00

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    Seems they do not have it on the website anymore
    I noticed that too. I wonder if they are bringing out a new design?
    I was also looking at that Grizzly too, thanks for posting the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coils View Post
    I noticed that too. I wonder if they are bringing out a new design?
    I was also looking at that Grizzly too, thanks for posting the info.
    I think Harbor Freight is slowly getting out of the Machinist business as their offerings have steadily diminished in this area. Grizzly seems to be filling the void and HF is selling smaller crappy stuff to appeal to the masses. Just my take...

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    Are you going to put some outriggers (feet) on the tank stands? It looks like it would tip over easy.

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