Craftsman (ATLAS) Metal Lathe
This page is all about the cool 12"x36" Craftsman Metal Lathe (made by Atlas) that I just bought. The model of this lathe is 101.27440. Features include:
New Craftsman Metal Lathe!
Timken Bearings (good for long running/high speed)
Large 1 1/2" 8 tpi spindle with 25/32" hole allowing 3/4" bar stock
MT3 head stock taper
MT2 tail stock taper
C5511936 110/220V 1/2hp motor
Jacob chuck with MT2 mount
3 Jaw chuck
4 Jaw chuck
Now the bad news...the missing bits and pieces that happens with this type of tool when bought used:
Chuck key for the 3 jaw - bought used on eBay November 2003.
Live and dead MT2 centres - bought new at Busy Bee Tools in Barrie November 2003
Lathe dogs - Busy Bee November 2003
Dovetail pins for Milling Attachment - made my own November 2003 on the lathe!
Quick Change Tool Post - new from Bower Machinery
Collets for headstock - in progress from Plaza Machinery
Bankruptcy - in progress from shipping, taxes, duty and brokerage fees :-(
Craftsman Metal Lathe Resouces Lots of lathe info in the UK!
Grind your own tools! Great resource from Sherline!
Ball Turning! Great how-to article!
Add ons! Bower Machine and Tool - thanks Earl!
Add ons! Machinist.org - great learning site!