|Date listed||1 week ago|
1957 South Bend "Heavy 10" Metal Lathe.
Extended range gear box
The sale includes:
-6" 3-jaw Buck chuck with both sets of jaws
-7.5" 4-jaw South Bend chuck made by Skinner with reversible jaws
-Palmgren 250 milling attachment
-7" Dog Drive Plate
-9.25" face plate
-7.5" blank plate
-5c Collet Drawbar with adapter
-30 5c collets
-bull nose live Center
-regular live center
-Jacobs #34 0-1/2" tailstock drill chuck
-telescopic steady rest
-regular follow rest
-micrometer carriage stop
-brand new Phase 2 quick change tool post and 5 tool holders
-original lantern post and 10 holders
-13 MT drill bits
This lathe was completely taken apart for thorough cleaning and inspection. It was put back together with all new wicking, gaskets, seals, shims, and several new bearings as needed. Several old gears were replaced with newer gears. It has a new motor belt, new drive belt, new tags, new Crossfeed and compound nuts and many new gits oilers. I had keys made for the locks (thanks Thomas) and they work well. I replaced the worn 3-phase motor with a newer Dayton 3/4hp single phase 110v reversible motor and drum switch.
The half nuts and Leadscrew are in excellent condition. The bed has a light wear ridge but is still quite capable of making good parts. It will consistently hold .0015" across an unsupported piece of 2" diameter 6061 aluminum sticking 6" out of the chuck. This is on un-level concrete floor. Take it home and bolt it down and level the bed and I wouldn't be surprised if you can't get half of that out. I have to move it around and around to do projects in my small shop so it's not worth it to level it out here.
The compound has .011" of backlash. The Crossfeed has .015" at the most worn area. The 3-jaw chuck has a TIR of .011" at 2" on the inside jaws and .019" on the outside jaws.
All feeds and functions work as they should. The clutch drags just a tad on auto feed but it is not wear, I just can't get it adjusted right. The lathe runs well and the spindle bearings run very cool.
The overall dimensions of the cabinet are 52"L x 22"D without the bed rack hanging over. It weights around 1,100 pounds and I can load it with a forklift into a trailer.
Part out value of lathe and tools is around $4,400. Price is firm at $3,800. I'm happy to hang on to this but I have 4 lathes and this one is the smallest. I'd like it to go to a good home but I do not need to sell it.
No offers, no trades. If you really want the machine but can't quite swing the price you can leave some tooling here to get it down some. Subtract the following if you do not want it:
- bed Collet rack $100
- Collet closer package $200
-Steady Rest $200
-follow rest $100
- micrometer stop $100
-either chuck $100
-any plate $50
-milling attachment $150
This is a hefty price tag, I know that. Its right at what I have in the machine, tooling, replacement parts and pieces. There's about 200 hours tied up in the process that are essentially free. It's also why I've tried to provide a lot of information up front. I've driven 12 hours one way to pick up a lathe and been sorely disappointed in its condition because the seller knew nothing about it. Not so with this machine. Should you come look at it we will spend as much time inspecting, testing, and even opening up the machine as you would like so you know you are buying a quality machine and not a worn out piece of junk. There is an almost exact machine for sale on PracticalMachinist.com with no taper attachment and no tooling for $6,500...