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Old 12-31-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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big lathe & BIG METAL ROLLER

been looking for a nice lathe -missed several -i tend to have to think on every thing i buy ?? but found a 18x60 " grizzly lathe with the 3 1/8 spindle bore hole -made in 2006-fellow died & family had it for sale . seems like it sat for several yrs w/ no use ,it did come w a 3 & 4 jaw chuck,taper attachment, i would like to find a steady & follow rest, and the correct manuals , anybody know of a model like mine ?even if i could find one -i could make a copy of there steady & follow rests ?? i tried grizzly -no luck ? i guess the lathe bulider of "jet lathes " made this ,and grizzly sold several ! anyway i will post some pics later thanks

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Old 12-31-2016, 09:24 PM   #2
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That's odd..I have several grizzly machines and theve always been helpful..but it being 10yrs old I'm sure it maybe obsolete..
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:46 AM   #3
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i will post some pics of my big lathe soon , the weather here has been bad -and i need to find a spot to place it in my small shop,{crowded}-plus build a off loading "rack" w/ wheels to slde it around ! it weighs about 5500 #s,the weater here is rainy,foggy & cold ,at least no snow !!
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:53 AM   #4
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got my pics of lathe -lets see if i can post them ??
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:06 AM   #5
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that posted -NOW 1 more pic-i think the big bore hole will be nice ?? -i have run lathe -seems like it does nothing ?? w/o a owners manual -its hard to figure out what each knob does ??
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:43 AM   #6
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Would I love to have a lathe that size! Some Day.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #7
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Damn that is a nice large lathe..... I just picked up a 1944 Logan 820 10" lathe. I spent 15-20 hours cleaning her up and now she works like new!!!

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:20 AM   #8
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What a nice lathe. I would think Google could find some info on it but maybe not.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:05 PM   #9
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i got most of the "knobs & levers " figured out ! done several jobs on it -i really like it ! everything is so tight & smooth ! all my previous lathes were worn out ,you had to sneak on a size or polish it to size ,the big spindle is a very good item to have ,done a driveshaft ,it was nice to chuck it up in there ,before i had to go off spindle centers and always had length problems! like i said its "chinese made "BUT it sure is accurate!!!!!! -im thinking i will buy a read -out and a steady rest for it .the read out will make things easier to do& quicker !
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:27 PM   #10
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Very nice lathe...im jealous. What did you pay for it?
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:07 PM   #11
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Re: big lathe----- GOT A ROLLER BUDDY

just found this this metal roller -it will do 3/8 thick x 8 1/2 foot long ! it was set-up to roll hd screen wire from a 6000 # spool for concrete culverts-i cut the 2 infeed rollers & junk off it ,need to change the wiring from 440-3 phase to 240 3 phase & im ready to roll something - dozer blade repair- patches -tank repairs -bar-b- que grills - what ever! see if i can post a pic ??
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:31 PM   #12
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that roller is a nice find.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:49 PM   #13
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THANKS YOU ! I JUST NEED TO FIND A 440 VOLT 3 PHASE TRANSFORMER- TO WORK WITH MY 25 HP 3 PHASE CONVERTER ! I DONT WANT TO PULL THE 7 1/2 HP 440 MOTOR / TO CHANGE TO 240 V -CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY WIRING INSTRUCTIONS/ DIAGRAMS - I DID THAT ON A SHEAR I HAD PROBLEMS -ONCE IN AWHILE & NEVER KNEW IF IT WAS SOME REWIRING PROBLEM OR ?? ALSO GOT TO GET SOME GEAR OIL GREASE- THE BLACK NASTY STUFF & RED - "LUCAS"GREASE ALL ROLLER BLOCKS -SHOULD DO A FINE JOB & BRING IN SOME EXTRA MONEY ON JOBS-ALL TO SUPPORT MY "truck habit "!
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:39 PM   #14
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Any idea what the current rating is on that converter? A single phase to 3 phase converter coupled with a 240/440 transformer can be tricky. Is that a rotating converter or solid state? Probably need to do some math and make sure you aren't pushing things to the limit. That sounds pretty close to me. Don't want to let any of that valuable smoke out.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:48 PM   #15
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Way ahead of you -got my electrician buddy figuring it out,but doable he says ! Thanks for the heads up
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:48 AM   #16
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might try a vfd ? anybody know of any deals on them ? with the 440v-3phase -it might work ?? my boys got one on his "pullmax" it was a head ache trying to find the right one though!
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:25 PM   #17
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Wow, nice equipment you have there. Do you do work for the public or are these just for your stuff?
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:37 PM   #18
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might try a vfd ? anybody know of any deals on them ? with the 440v-3phase -it might work ?? my boys got one on his "pullmax" it was a head ache trying to find the right one though!
It's not that difficult to size a VFD but a 3 phase VFD can get pricey. I install, program and service them all the time. It would be a fun project.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:25 PM   #19
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Wow... that roller is way cool!
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:00 PM   #20
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"diesel wrencher " if you need something done -get ahold of me ?? ive worked around these rollers for yrs -did lots of dozer blade repairs/tank sections & just guy garage stuff ! im trying to get it rewired or a vfd on it now -plus some kind of roller -up& down adjustment made - seems like it was removed from unit & was something -id like more fine adjustment in ?? it might be a few weeks ??
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