View Full Version : My New Lathe
01-09-2010, 09:15 PM
I wanted to buy an american lathe, but this one will have to do for now. I found it used on craigslist for less than half the price of new. It's a grizzly 12'' x 39'' lathe/mill/drill. The milling head swings out of the way from the lathe.
It also came with a T slot clamp set, full set of end mills, quick change tool post with all of the holders/boring bar/parting tool.:peace:
Grizzly will do.....I know more than one gunsmith that use a Grizzly.
01-10-2010, 06:31 AM
All you need now is the kitchen sink hooked on the side and you will have it all, LOL
Nice piece of machinery tho .. Have fun
01-10-2010, 06:45 AM
you will wonder how you lived with out it, once you learn all it can do.
I use my combo mill for all kinds of work.
just make sure you keep in adjusted and clean and it will do ya a fine job.
01-10-2010, 07:06 AM
Grizzly has good tools. My brother has some of their wood tools....very well made and he really likes them.
01-10-2010, 09:06 AM
I REALLY wish I could pop for something like that right now...that's a nice setup for a "shade tree" kinda' guy like myself...for part time tweaking.
Very nice machine Ya' got there Brad...!!
Great find, just found a deal on a Grizzly myself, live in Miami Oklahoma, about 80 miles from Springfield, Mo where Grzzly is. found a man that has a deal with Grizzly to buy freight damage machines from them. Got a freight damage rebuild 12 x 36 4003g gunsmith version for 1500 and when I went to pick it up he had just got a Shopfox mill in to rebuild and I nailed it for 1500 when it is done, get it in maybe another week.
only have one year experience in a machine shop but can make a few shavings, so have already started making parts for the main landing gear.
Some great buys on E-bay and craigslist but here in the mid-west most of the buys are on the coast and in the South and the freight is a killer plus the possibility of damage, also a lot of buys in the north but same situation.
Most of what you find on E-bay is from some used machinery company and "they" got the deal.
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