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Atlas Lathe Question

Postby Marauder 1 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:58 pm

I have a chance to pick up an Atlas lathe, the unit needs some work. I know for a fact it needs the belts replaced and I'm sure the bearings could use a good packing. They may need replacing, I don't know how many hours are on it. It's almost complete, it is missing the block for mounting the cutting tools and some other minor items. Question I have is it worth getting and trying to fix it or should I opt for a new unit.
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Re: Atlas Lathe Question

Postby Grimstod » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:50 am

Model specs and price?
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Re: Atlas Lathe Question

Postby Shepard » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:15 am

I had an Atlas lathe and regret selling it. Belts - bearings - tool posts ---- let me know what you need and I'll help you find it. The lathe specs would help in setting a price. Move the apron down under the chuck and measure from the center of the chuck down to the apron. This will tell you how large of diameter you can work. Move the tail stock to the end of the lathe bed and measure the distance between. Should come up with a number like 8"x24" or 9"x36".
If you buy it -- don't worry bout finding parts. Sears marketed a lot of Atlas lathes under the Sears and Roebuck signature name.
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Re: Atlas Lathe Question

Postby Marauder 1 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:05 am

Here is a photo, it's been sitting for years and while it's not totally rusted it needs LOTS of TLC. I'll have to go back and try and find a model number. Any idea of where to look?
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