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BASS 66625/02/2022 12:36:09
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this is some of the stuff that came with my lathe i know what most of it is and i will keep some of it but i also know i will want to sell some of it if i can .. i don't think i will ever use the screw cutting gearbox on the lathe so i suppose i don't need any of the gears .. i will keep the chuck and myford tools so my question is are the other bits and bobs sellable ? most of the stuff has not been used and has light surface rust that comes off easy enough when you clean it ..

there is loads more the guy gave me and i will show you guys soon but i just wanted to gauge if any of this stuff is worth anything ? the lathe itself is in really good nick it was just full of oil and swarf but i stripped it and cleaned and put fresh oil on everything i also changed the 4 belts it's running like a clock ...

some input would be appreciated guys .. thanks ..

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Jon Lawes25/02/2022 12:43:19
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You know your own needs better than anyone, but I would suggest you seriously consider keeping hold of the gears and the four jaw; I reckon you may find you need them sooner than you think. Losing the ability to screwcut really reduces the amount of projects you can get to grips with. I didn't think I'd do much but I reckon I do it every couple of months or so now.

The four jaw is invaluable for holding square or odd shaped stock, or even just getting round objects properly true (something that a 3 jaw is not brilliant at). That may not be an issue right now, but who knows what little jobs may lurk on the horizon....

Martin Johnson 125/02/2022 12:53:11
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+1 for keep the lot. It's all useful stuff and would cost a lot to re purchase later.

Martin

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larry phelan 125/02/2022 13:10:04
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Like others, I think you would be unwise to get rid of any of that stuff.

It wont eat anything and it might be better to be looking at it than for it !

Screw cutting is one thing a lathe is great for [think about those odd sized threads LH or RH you might need to cut, sometime ]

Make haste SLOWLY !!!devil

bernard towers25/02/2022 13:13:01
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+ 1 for that if you haven’t got it you can’t use it and as for changewheels NEVER part with them!

Derek Lane25/02/2022 13:13:39
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Agree with the above better to have than need it. You just never know when you may need them.

Another side to this is if in the future you need to sell the lathe having all of the bits will be a great selling point

JA25/02/2022 13:15:19
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Everything there I would consider as invaluable, absolutely necessary. However if you sold any of it you won't get very much money.

JA

Mike Poole25/02/2022 13:16:06
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I would not part the metric conversion set from the gearbox even if you think it unlikely you will use it. The 4jaw is a definite keeper as it is the most versatile chuck and can hold any shape of stock material and many irregular castings, each jaw is reversible independently which can be useful sometimes. Unless you would rather use the cash raised for other purposes the better a lathe is equipped the more versatile it becomes. If you dispose of the equipment you regard as surplus then it will be near certain a job will come along that needs it. I have to fight my inner hoarder but I would keep it all.

Mike

Bazyle25/02/2022 13:34:32
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It looks like you have a quick change gearbox so most of the extra gears are not essential but you need to check the metric conversion set and appropriate documentation to determine what is needed wo cover ALL metric and imperial threads, and BA. Then the excess gears can be sold.
it looks like the item attached to the vertical slide may be a gear cutter relieving tool so you are unlikely to use it and can sell it.
While I would like to suggest that if you don't need a capable lathe you sell it as a nice package and just get one of the many unequipped lathes on ebay it would probably just be bought by a garage trader to asset strip.

bernard towers25/02/2022 13:50:34
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The item attached to the vertical slide is a Changewheel dividing unit which is why you do not get rid of changewheels!!!

Nick Clarke 325/02/2022 15:35:03
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Like everyone else I would say keep it - with the possible exception of the boring bars - there are more modern equivalents available - but as you will not get much for them I would not think it is worth selling them. Ebay fees and postage would zap any profit.

The Metric conversion set is essential as many more things are now metric that when your lathe was new.

The change gears are useful for fine feeds as well as screwcutting.

As to selling the lathe and getting another - yours is the desirable Tri-Lever model and I would keep that too.

Rik Shaw25/02/2022 15:40:37
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I'd keep the lot unless you are desperate - why? Because all the extras make the lathe more valuable when you come to sell it. You don't intend selling it? Neither did I with my first one fifteen years ago but I am on my fourth right now.

Rik

BASS 66625/02/2022 16:21:38
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thanks for all the replies guys and if i made out i was selling the lathe then i worded it wrong .. i have just bought the lathe and it's defo a keeper ... i just know in my heart of hearts i will not be using the lathe for screw cutting as most of my work is to do with motorcycles and i will be making the tools for threading on the lathe anyway .. all my stuff is metric and the biggest thread i use is 12mm so i will just make the die holder as well as use the taps on the lathe also ...

i will take your advice and keep it all it's just i thought it might be worth a few quid and someone on here would need it ... thanks again guys it's appreciated ...

Dave Halford25/02/2022 16:42:33
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If you sell the gearbox then the leadscrew will have no support at that end and you will not be able to drive the cutting tools under power either, which makes a good finish harder to achieve.

 

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BASS 66625/02/2022 16:54:08
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Posted by Dave Halford on 25/02/2022 16:42:33:

If you sell the gearbox then the leadscrew will have no support at that end and you will not be able to drive the cutting tools under power either, which makes a good finish harder to achieve.

Edited By Dave Halford on 25/02/2022 16:43:43

i didn't say i was selling the gearbox ???????? i said i was keeping the lathe and wanted to know if any of the other stuff was sellable as i wont be using the lathe for screw cutting .... if i worded it wrong then my apologies ...

bernard towers25/02/2022 17:29:19
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BASS 66 nearly all the fasteners I make are for Pre 30s bikes and I screwcut most of them much better looking totally concentric with plain sections etc.

BASS 66620/03/2022 22:42:15
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some more stuff that came with my lathe ... i had a few inquiries about the first lot i showed and sold a few things so if you have any interest let me know .. thanks guys ...sdc12151.jpgsdc12152.jpgsdc12153.jpgsdc12154.jpgsdc12155.jpgsdc12156.jpgsdc12157.jpgsdc12158.jpgsdc12159.jpgsdc12160.jpgsdc12161.jpgsdc12162.jpgsdc12163.jpgsdc12164.jpgsdc12165.jpgsdc12166.jpgsdc12167.jpgsdc12168.jpg

Circlip21/03/2022 09:03:28
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After disposing of what you regard to be superfluous, just think of the poor guy that buys your lathe when you've curled your toes up and advertises "Has anyone got a set of screw cutting gears for a - - - - - "

Regards Ian.

Tony Pratt 121/03/2022 09:57:19
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Posted by Circlip on 21/03/2022 09:03:28:

After disposing of what you regard to be superfluous, just think of the poor guy that buys your lathe when you've curled your toes up and advertises "Has anyone got a set of screw cutting gears for a - - - - - "

Regards Ian.

The OP has got a QC gearbox so most of the change gears are surplus to requirements so they can be sold on.

Tony

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