Light 10 buying decision opinions wanted


hoffmeyer <hmshop@hotmail.com>
 

Baldor makes a single phase, 220VAC instant reversible motor. I have
on running my heavy Ten.
Eric
--- In southbendlathe@..., "imarelicz28"
<imarelicz28@...> wrote:

I've always wanted a small lathe for my workshop. The company I
work for is selling some excess equipment to the employees, by
closed bid. A small South Bend lathe is being sold, that was part
of a "lot" of equipment brought in from another company after an
aquistion, thus I don't know about its past. I've had a couple of
our machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good
condition. They believe it spent most of its days cutting bushings
out of tube stock held by the collets. Here a link to some pic's I
took of it.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v224/imarelic/south%20bend%
20lathe/

After a couple of hours of seaching, I'm fairly certain its
a "light
10"

Plus's:
It's a South Bend!
It's basically sound and tight
Small enough that I can disassembly to move to my basement workshop
Large assortment of collets come with it
Nice heavy duty table
It's very similar to SB lathes I learned on in High School and
college.


Minus's:
No tooling other than the collets and tailstock jacobs chuck
no compound rest or tool post
missing head stock cover
motor looks to be 220 3 phase, I don't have 3 phase.

I think that around $300 would buy it. I was really hoping to pick
up a lathe complete with some tooling. If I get this one, I'll
need
to find tooling where ever I can, and buy a 220 single phase motor.

Is there some major pitfall to this outfit, that I haven't thought
about? I've got to turn in my bid by Monday the 12th. What would
you do if you were me?

Thanks


Thomas G Brandl
 


As others have stated, your problems are small with this lathe. There are also some accesories that are worth buying. The lever collet closer would fetch $250-300 on E_Bay. The collets about $5 each. It has large dial cross feed ($75). As stated before a phase converter would slove your problem on the motor. The micrometer stop should be worth something. You are missing a threading dial ($75-125). A three jaw would be about $100 used to I think $300 new import. A steady rest would be about $150. There are some sources on new ones available. I think a board member has some telescoping ones on E-Bay for $150. You can also look underneathe the bed were the motor is at. If there is an 'X' cast in there it is a hardend bed. I would think $500-750 would be a safe bid.
                                                                                                                        Tom


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I've always wanted a small lathe for my workshop.  The company I
work for is selling some excess equipment to the employees, by
closed bid.  A small South Bend lathe is being sold, that was part
of  a "lot" of equipment brought in from another company after an
aquistion, thus I don't know about its past.  I've had a couple of
our machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good
condition.  They believe it spent most of its days cutting bushings
out of tube stock held by the collets. Here a link to some pic's I
took of it.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v224/imarelic/south%20bend%20lathe/

After a couple of hours of seaching, I'm fairly certain its a "light
10"

Plus's:
It's a South Bend!
It's basically sound and tight
Small enough that I can disassembly to move to my basement workshop
Large assortment of collets come with it
Nice heavy duty table
It's very similar to SB lathes I learned on in High School and
college.

Minus's:
No tooling other than the collets and tailstock jacobs chuck
no compound rest or tool post
missing head stock cover
motor looks to be 220 3 phase, I don't have 3 phase.

I think that around $300 would buy it.  I was really hoping to pick
up a lathe complete with some tooling.  If I get this one, I'll need
to find tooling where ever I can, and buy a 220 single phase motor.

Is there some major pitfall to this outfit, that I haven't thought
about?  I've got to turn in my bid by Monday the 12th. What would
you do if you were me?  

Thanks


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BOB WRIGHT
 

Or you can buy a regular 1/2 hp electric motor from grizzly.com for 89
bucks. G2901 Motor 1/2 HP Single-Phase 1725 RPM Open 110V/220V or a
3/4 hp from them for 99.00. I priced a mexican made ge at my local
farm store for 133 bucks for a 3/4 hp and i can get it right off the
shelf. I have a 1/2 hp ge on my 10k and will be upgrading to a 3/4 hp
soon....Bob
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbend10k/

--- In southbendlathe@..., Chris Strazzeri <cjstrazz@...>
wrote:

For $300.00 bucks you CAN'T go wrong! You can get that much just for
the lever collet closer without the collets! A $150.00 VFD will solve
your 3PH motor problem. The T slot Cross Slide is nice (many members
here like them) but I don't see any provision to mount the compound on
that one?

Chris
machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good


ChristopherS
 

For $300.00 bucks you CAN'T go wrong! You can get that much just for the lever collet closer without the collets! A $150.00 VFD will solve your 3PH motor problem. The T slot Cross Slide is nice (many members here like them) but I don't see any provision to mount the compound on that one?
 
Chris


imarelicz28 wrote:

I've always wanted a small lathe for my workshop. The company I
work for is selling some excess equipment to the employees, by
closed bid. A small South Bend lathe is being sold, that was part
of a "lot" of equipment brought in from another company after an
aquistion, thus I don't know about its past. I've had a couple of
our machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good
condition. They believe it spent most of its days cutting bushings
out of tube stock held by the collets. Here a link to some pic's I
took of it.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v224/imarelic/south%20bend%20lathe/

After a couple of hours of seaching, I'm fairly certain its a "light
10"

Plus's:
It's a South Bend!
It's basically sound and tight
Small enough that I can disassembly to move to my basement workshop
Large assortment of collets come with it
Nice heavy duty table
It's very similar to SB lathes I learned on in High School and
college.

Minus's:
No tooling other than the collets and tailstock jacobs chuck
no compound rest or tool post
missing head stock cover
motor looks to be 220 3 phase, I don't have 3 phase.

I think that around $300 would buy it. I was really hoping to pick
up a lathe complete with some tooling. If I get this one, I'll need
to find tooling where ever I can, and buy a 220 single phase motor.

Is there some major pitfall to this outfit, that I haven't thought
about? I've got to turn in my bid by Monday the 12th. What would
you do if you were me?

Thanks



nwinblad
 

If you could pick up this lathe for $300 you would be getting a steal of a deal in my opinion.
 
Neal
 

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From: "imarelicz28"

I've always wanted a small lathe for my workshop. The company I
work for is selling some excess equipment to the employees, by
closed bid. A small South Bend lathe is being sold, that was part
of a "lot" of equipment brought in from another company after an
aquistion, thus I don't know about its past. I've had a couple of
our machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good
condition. They believe it spent most of its days cutting bushings
out of tube stock held by the collets. Here a link to some pic's I
took of it.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v224/imarelic/south%20bend%20lathe/

After a couple of hours of seaching, I'm fairly certain its a "light
10"

Plus's:
It's a South Bend!
It's basically sound and tight
Small enough that I can disassembly to move to my basement workshop
Large assortm ent of collets come with it
Nice heavy duty table
It's very similar to SB lathes I learned on in High School and
college.

Minus's:
No tooling other than the collets and tailstock jacobs chuck
no compound rest or tool post
missing head stock cover
motor looks to be 220 3 phase, I don't have 3 phase.

I think that around $300 would buy it. I was really hoping to pick
up a lathe complete with some tooling. If I get this one, I'll need
to find tooling where ever I can, and buy a 220 single phase motor.

Is there some major pitfall to this outfit, that I haven't thought
about? I've got to turn in my bid by Monday the 12th. What would
you do if you were me?

Thanks


wlw19958
 

Hi There,

You don't want that one. Tell me where it is and I'll take it. ;)

Seriously, if you can get it for $300, buy it!

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb


Jeff Beck
 

Thats a nice lathe. The double slotted cross slide is very desirable
by many people. Plus it has the lever collet closer and collets. The
mic stop alone is worth about $125-150 on ebay. $300 would be an
absolute steal. In fact if you could buy just the rack of collets for
$300 you got a good deal.
Jeff

--- In southbendlathe@..., "imarelicz28"
<imarelicz28@...> wrote:

I've always wanted a small lathe for my workshop. The company I
work for is selling some excess equipment to the employees, by
closed bid. A small South Bend lathe is being sold, that was part
of a "lot" of equipment brought in from another company after an
aquistion, thus I don't know about its past. I've had a couple of
our machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good
condition. They believe it spent most of its days cutting bushings
out of tube stock held by the collets. Here a link to some pic's I
took of it.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v224/imarelic/south%20bend%
20lathe/

After a couple of hours of seaching, I'm fairly certain its
a "light
10"

Plus's:
It's a South Bend!
It's basically sound and tight
Small enough that I can disassembly to move to my basement workshop
Large assortment of collets come with it
Nice heavy duty table
It's very similar to SB lathes I learned on in High School and
college.


Minus's:
No tooling other than the collets and tailstock jacobs chuck
no compound rest or tool post
missing head stock cover
motor looks to be 220 3 phase, I don't have 3 phase.

I think that around $300 would buy it. I was really hoping to pick
up a lathe complete with some tooling. If I get this one, I'll
need
to find tooling where ever I can, and buy a 220 single phase motor.

Is there some major pitfall to this outfit, that I haven't thought
about? I've got to turn in my bid by Monday the 12th. What would
you do if you were me?

Thanks


imarelicz28 <imarelicz28@...>
 

I've always wanted a small lathe for my workshop. The company I
work for is selling some excess equipment to the employees, by
closed bid. A small South Bend lathe is being sold, that was part
of a "lot" of equipment brought in from another company after an
aquistion, thus I don't know about its past. I've had a couple of
our machinists look it over and it was pronounce to be in very good
condition. They believe it spent most of its days cutting bushings
out of tube stock held by the collets. Here a link to some pic's I
took of it.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v224/imarelic/south%20bend%20lathe/

After a couple of hours of seaching, I'm fairly certain its a "light
10"

Plus's:
It's a South Bend!
It's basically sound and tight
Small enough that I can disassembly to move to my basement workshop
Large assortment of collets come with it
Nice heavy duty table
It's very similar to SB lathes I learned on in High School and
college.


Minus's:
No tooling other than the collets and tailstock jacobs chuck
no compound rest or tool post
missing head stock cover
motor looks to be 220 3 phase, I don't have 3 phase.

I think that around $300 would buy it. I was really hoping to pick
up a lathe complete with some tooling. If I get this one, I'll need
to find tooling where ever I can, and buy a 220 single phase motor.

Is there some major pitfall to this outfit, that I haven't thought
about? I've got to turn in my bid by Monday the 12th. What would
you do if you were me?

Thanks