H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Aug 16, 2017
After trading my 14x60 lathe for a more petite 14x32, I knew I still wanted a small precision lathe for detail work. Constantly looking at Craigslist produced a number of nice hobby sized machines, well suited for the guy who is content with one lathe, but I knew something would eventually catch my eye. The other day I was surprised to see this Schaublin turn up. I got in touch with the owner and saw it the next evening. After seeing it we made a deal and it came home with me. He had gotten it from his company that was streamlining its equipment. It came well tooled with the long travel carriage and the upgraded tailstock. It also came with the grinding/milling carriage and a production rapid feed carriage. Unbeknownst to either of us,in one of the boxes it had a magnetic chuck to go with it. The bed is a bit scuffed up from regular use, but it seems to be a nice e ample of the toolroom version with a back geared headstock.