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Old 01-17-2015, 06:54 PM
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Thumbs up "New" Logan 200 Screw Lathe w/stand, accys and toolbox

Saw this on CL for $400 and it was about 10min. from my shop so I figured "what the hey, I'll go take a look". Wasn't really looking to buy a lathe today and I figured it would already be sold but I called "just in case". Yup, lathe still available but the multi-tool lathe/drill/mill they were also advertising was already sold.

Belonged to an old Navy salt moving out of his house into a one-bed appt. so he was downsizing. He served on a destroyer tender in Vietnam and I thanked him for his service. He brought it with him to FL from IA or OH (I forget).

It was hooked up and running when I got there. He demoed it and all the functions and I would say it is in good condition for the age (late 1944). The ways are nice with a little nick here and there. It ran up quiet and all the feeds and everything are functional. Quick-change gearbox with a dozen or so "extra" gears and not a one with a chipped tooth or defect (that I could tell). The 3-jaw is a little worn but certainly usable. No cleaning has been done by me--it is as shown.

Included all the stuff in the pictures and the motor is recent. Some of the goodies include a broaching adapter and motor (missing a brush holder), pressing lever for the tailstock, a "home-made" steady center, work lamp, misc. tooling, brackets for chip guard, etc. The metal stock and other various parts were of the "want this?" variety as we were loading up and of course I did... If it is for free, it is for me!

While I was looking at it, another potential buyer came in. I HATE when that happens... I asked the other buyer if he was willing to offer more for it and he wasn't so I guess it was mine at that point...no negotiating from $400...

Left a $10 deposit and went to the bank and to get my trailer. He and I loaded it easily after removing motor and countershaft, tailstock, then the stand one side at a time. The seller further raped me by keeping my deposit for the little toolbox which fits nicely underneath. He also claims to have a near-new knurling tool and maybe some other tooling in a box at his new home. He said he'll call next week if he has it and/or he also has a shed full of goodies I didn't get a chance to see. This purchase tapped me out for the time being so I'll wait until then with a semi-pocket full of cash...

I lucked out and a buddy of mine in a shop a couple doors down passed me in his car on the street to our shops and thoughtfully turned around and helped me unload it and put it back on the stand. I guess I have to let him use it now...

I'll be building a rolling cradle it and the countershaft pedestal will be bolted to and replacing the tiny wheels currently mounted. They work adequately for the time being but have flat spots in them from the weight of the lathe. He had the pedestal propped up on a couple blocks of wood which I neglected to grab. For now it is going to sit in a spot I had put aside for a lathe or another welding table. Lathe wins! I do have some knurled handles I need to make so it will not sit long...
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:46 PM
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:17 PM
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Looks like a pretty nice little lathe. The homemade center rest is a little rough, but probably works fine. Mike
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:08 PM
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Quick-change gearbox with a dozen or so "extra" gears and not a one with a chipped tooth or defect (that I could tell).
Bob, I studied the pictures at length last night and waited to go over them again today.
I cannot find this quick change gearbox on the machine or anywhere else in the pictures so I 'spect what you have there is a heck of of a bargain on a change gear lathe, which would explain the "extra gears" you mentioned.

I think you did very well as it is but if there really is a quick change box hidden from view somewhere I'll be downright envious.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:21 PM
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Great condition, you deserve some minor suckage for that purchase.
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Nice deal and will come in very handy..
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I cannot find this quick change gearbox on the machine or anywhere else in the pictures so I 'spect what you have there is a heck of of a bargain on a change gear lathe, which would explain the "extra gears" you mentioned.
Maybe I misused the term and I apologize, I am admittedly somewhat of a noob about this lathe. I did download and print the instructions off the web.

The left side cover opens up to show the gears, and inside the cover is the chart shown which I have not made any attempts to clean (yet). The lathe is tucked away for now so I can't get to the gears which I stored in the toolbox underneath. They were similarly marked like the installed gears (embossed part #s). There is also one gear mounted to a bolt-on bracket.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:39 AM
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Maybe I misused the term and I apologize, I am admittedly somewhat of a noob about this lathe. I did download and print the instructions off the web.
Nothing to regret about the purchase, Bob. Looks like a helluva good deal for the price.
Here's a picture of a Logan 9 inch with the gearbox I pulled from lathes.uk.

I think I saw a little milling attachment in the parts on the floor too. Those are probably hard to find. You're now like Merle Haggard - you've got everything you need to drive you crazy.
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Just for future reference, you can still get parts for Logan lathes from Logan Actuator Co.

mrpete222 on youtube, recently picked up a Logan from an estate auction. He's got lots of machine shop videos that are really worth a look.


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UPDATE 1: Here are some of the parts that came this this lathe. Everything is in decent, rust-free condition.

The ad is of this machine, and this one has the optional "lever tailstock" shown.

The "milling" or "broaching" attachment shown in earlier pics was actually an armature mica cutter for an Atlas lathe. A wire had come loose inside and a brush cap had gone missing so I repaired them then ran the motor for at least 15min. to check function. I then sold it on Debay in less than a week and I realized a $100 profit after fees/S&H, lowering the current cost of the Logan to $310.
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