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Old 08-12-2013, 06:14 PM
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Default What's it worth? Atlas 109 Lathe

This Atlas 109 Lathe is on dEbay and also on CL, where I happened to see it first. It is very close to me... I have a number to call but I don't know if I should gamble $200... Although I have needed a lathe recently, I really want something bigger... LINK
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:28 PM
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:39 PM
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They are a low end lathe and that one is not too spectacular looking. No tooling, missing change gears, missing cross handle, wrong compound handle, etc, etc ,etc. I would pass
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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Pass.

One time I called a man who had 3 anvils for sale, $400, $300 & $200.
He said the first one was a pretty good anvil in decent shape, the $300 one was pretty dinged up but still serviceable and the $200 one was just so you could say you owned an anvil.

That's a $200 lathe.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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This Atlas 109 Lathe is on dEbay and also on CL, where I happened to see it first. It is very close to me... I have a number to call but I don't know if I should gamble $200... Although I have needed a lathe recently, I really want something bigger... LINK
$50.00 is more than I would give for it. It has a 1/2" diameter spindle, and is missing some change gears.

If I were looking for a 6" swing lathe, I'd get a 1"-10 t.p.i., Timken tapered roller bearing spindle equipped Atlas 618 or its twin, the Craftsman 101.21400. The construction is much sturdier than the 109.

109 is a Craftsman designation, not built by Atlas but by Double A company. You can make some comparisons between the 109's and the Atlas machines on lathes.co.uk.

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I had one cleaned it up got it working nice actually did some turning with it and sold it to a Craftsman NUT for more than I had invested in it . I replaaced it with a craigslist found Horrible freight 7" lathe that honestly is 10 times the machine that old craftsman was . The worst part to the craftsman other than the 1/2" spindle thaat bent EXTREMELY easy was the fact theres no dials at all on it so you have no idea how much you are actually moving things when you move them .


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I had one cleaned it up got it working nice actually did some turning with it and sold it to a Craftsman NUT for more than I had invested in it . I replaaced it with a craigslist found Horrible freight 7" lathe that honestly is 10 times the machine that old craftsman was . The worst part to the craftsman other than the 1/2" spindle thaat bent EXTREMELY easy was the fact theres no dials at all on it so you have no idea how much you are actually moving things when you move them .


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He probably didn't even notice the chuck wobbling chuck.

I'm sure some folks collect Fiats, too.

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Old 08-13-2013, 11:18 AM
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You've all mirrored my thoughts--not worth it... I didn't even waste my time contacting him or making a lower offer.
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