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Old 09-01-2019, 11:26 AM
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So I have an atlas 12x36.

I found an Enco 12x36 gearhead lathe with the stand and one chuck for 500. Its got the quick change gears and v ways.

I know I could sell mine for the same amount or more, but is it worth the effort?
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:26 AM
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:33 AM
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NO!!! I will not tell you that, if it is in descent shape I would go for it, that's a great price IMO. And remember its always nice to have a second lathe
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:33 AM
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Go look at it and offer $300...Do you have a way to move it...If not that would be a deal breaker..Cost too much to hire it done...
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:42 AM
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It's easy and safe to move machine tools without a rigger if you plan first. I set up this move for a friend with some scrap channel and pipe. His borrowed trailer and some of the floor it had to traverse was decayed wood so I went with pipe skids instead of wheels to spread the load. Attached skids are more stable by far than dangerous skates.
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:46 AM
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More pics. We bring my "kit" of steel, channel with (bolted for easy relocation or to skid instead of roll) casters, pipe, etc and 6" angle grinder (for cutting with zip disks) drill, jacks etc. The lathe was loaded by fork lift or I'd have put bases beneath it at the start.
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:56 AM
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Quality allthread works perfectly for raising machine tools. I left the angle beneath the mill to clear a pallet jack and to suit my height. The channel with casters was placed above the lathe and mill bases then I drew 'em up into place with the allthread.

That's far safer than a forklift, works indoors, and can't tip. We're done three lathes, four mills, a surface grinder, and two tool and cutter grinders so far. For something big enough I can modify mobile home, truck or trailer axles. That also means we can winch loads across gravel or dirt. While I have truck winches it's usually more convenient to hand winch. We use snatch blocks to winch from any position.

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Old 09-01-2019, 12:01 PM
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:40 PM
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I talked with some guys local to me. while it is a good deal, its not worth the time and effort. I work like 60hrs a week and have ZERO room for 2 lathes. It would be too much effort at this time for my situation.

I figured I would get encouraged by the kids in the clubhouse
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:47 PM
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In your situation, I would buy it, see if you can get the price lower,
bring it home and compare the 2 you have, keep the better one or
the one you like and sell the other at a profit.

If you work 60 hours that leaves you 108 hours to sort shit out.
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