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I found a good deal so I bought it before it was gone. I was going to buy the milling machine first but I would have been foolish to pass on this lathe.
It is a south bend. it is not brand new but in prety good shape. being used seemes to have worked out good for me because he is including all of the tooling and that is at least a few hundred bucks. heck even if it dose need a bearing or something that is fine with me bearings are cheap. it will be delivered next week. I think I will strip it down compleatly to clean and check everything. it is a much bigger and better lathe than the mini I was going to buy.
I did notice a handel that had snapped off but the end of it was their and I will weld it back togeather. anyone have any place to buy south bend parts?? thanks HB

I cant wate to get it here and start to strip it down , set her back up and try it out. :thumbup1:
 

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Ah, yes... the South Bend... I first learned on a South Bend... good machine. I'm jealous.:thumbup1:
 

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hb in home shop machinist there should be an ad for south bend parts.if you cant find it ill look through some boxes in my shop and find it for you. rick
 

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Woo Hoo! Time to make some chips!

Here's a couple links to some cheap tooling:

http://www.victornet.com/cgi-bin/victor/index.html
http://www.wttool.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

Both of these places have specials and sales on lathe tooling occasionally, so shop away!

While I advocate the use of decent tools, I LOVE breaking the cheap stuff! Well, not really. But it does happen... Used properly, some of the cheap stuff works very well. There's also the sense of not feeling too bad about breaking a $2 end mill. Break a $30 end mill and see how you feel.

Enjoy the lathe!
 

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any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks

rhino
thanks for the links, I will check them out.

I spent an hour cleaning up changeing the set up of the garage getting ready for the lathe comming in. I am excyted to turn something but I think I will go over it totaly first.

thanks guys
 

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rhino .... great sight ..... mill bits for one dollar each.... my kind of place. I may buy a bunch even before I have a mill.
 

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Congratulations...

What are the power requirements? What model is it? What are the capacities? This is cool.......more information please.
 

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That is awesome!! I am also jealous. You have a machine, that taken care of, will be around long after all of us are gone. I think you will be very happy that you bought a "real" machine.
 

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I do not have any modle numbers yet or honestly even specs. when I saw it I said "I WILL TAKE IT" !! it is way bigger than the mini I was going to buy. I would guess something like 30 inch between centers. just by eye.

it will be at my house this week then I can realy go over it good. it has a large box of tooling and extras too. wow
 
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