[modeleng] Re: Lathe prices
- From: cbrumbelow@xxxxxxxxxxx
- To: modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:57:43 +0000
Yes, benchtop "cute" lathes sell for much more per pound than the large benchtop or small floor model. And the large floor models which can still be used in a home shop are even less per pound. Stateside, the classic Atlas/Craftsman 618 (6" diameter [3" UK style] 18" between centers) often sells for more than its similarly equiped 10" and 12" big brothers. The final Atlas/Craftsman 12" usually sells for more than the older ones, as it is sturdier. Charles -------------- Original message -------------- From: "Alan Stepney" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > As most of you will know, machine tools are selling for very low prices > nowadays. > A secondhand Colchester Student, that would have been around £3,500 a few > years ago can now be had for around £1,000. > > And then there are the exceptions. > Near me is a junk shop, and looking in there window Sunday I spotted a > Unimat lathe. the 1000 /SL series, which dates from the 1955-1970 era. > No threading capability and too small for much serious work. Also, one of > the flimsier models, that had many motor problems. > > Out of curiosity, today I phoned them to see how much it was. > > £300. > WOW. > Thats expensive, said I. > > To which the owner replied that he had an identical one some months ago and > that was what he sold that one for. > > Amazing! > > Alan MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
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