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$1500 lathe

Alexander

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Posting this for my neighbor Less who wants to sell his pristine Craftex 13x24 lathe. comes with; a 3 jaw chuck, 4 jaw chuck, unused face plate, unused change gears, unused follower rest, unused spindle dead center, unused tailstock dead center and a large drill chuck. He only made one small part on the late, still in new condition. Asking $1500 The pictures tell the story, this lathe is in great shape.
call Les 587-434-2555
 

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I know I'm late to the party, but do you know if this lathe is still available?
Rolln if you haven't already checked out the manual try this. https://www.busybeetools.com/content/product_manuals/CT089.pdf

You can view and save a copy of Busy Bee/Craftex manuals by going here. htts://www.busybeetools.com/
Simply scroll down to the bottom of the page then click on 'Product Manuals".
Next scroll down the list of manuals until you find the one you want.

Good luck! Bill
 
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Rolln

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#7
Didn't end up calling. Thanks for the link Bill.

One thing holding me back is having to change gears for threading. I'm new to machining, have minor lathe/mill experience and don't want to rush into it.
 

DPittman

Active Member
#8
Just my opinion but....don't let change gears keep you from starting. a lot of smaller lathes have them, I have a 10x22 lathe and although it has a quick change gear box, I still have to change gears for a lot of threads. Yes it is a bit of a pain but totally do-able. You're not likely to find a decent lathe with a true and full quick change gear box for $1500.
 

Rolln

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#9
Just my opinion but....don't let change gears keep you from starting. a lot of smaller lathes have them, I have a 10x22 lathe and although it has a quick change gear box, I still have to change gears for a lot of threads. Yes it is a bit of a pain but totally do-able. You're not likely to find a decent lathe with a true and full quick change gear box for $1500.
Definitely not a deal breaker if it comes down to it, haven't completely discouraged the idea. I hate taking the initial plunge into something... :)
 
#10
Definitely not a deal breaker if it comes down to it, haven't completely discouraged the idea. I hate taking the initial plunge into something... :)
If I lived closer I would have that lathe in a blink. Don't allow the changing of gears hold you back. I own a Craftex B2227L 10"x18" sort of a baby Elephant to the CT089 and yes I change gears. At $1500.00 I doubt you will find a better deal with all those attachments. Down the road should you want to upgrade to a fully automatic system you'll definitely get your money back on the CT089. Yup 12 years back I was in the same boat.

Recommend you go for it should it still be available. Bill
 

Tom Kitta

Active Member
#11
Why so cheap? I sold same lathe 3 years ago with far more then 1 part made on it for over 2000 - same model. Its brand new 3000 with a bit larger motor at BB.

He can just post it on kajiji at 2000 and sell it in less then a week.