Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Shop Equipment.. Old Atlas Craftsman Lathe

I picked up this 1950-something Craftsman lathe yesterday. Made by Atlas in the USA. Real nice, it was in storage for a long time and it came with several boxes and such of tooling, attachments, and lots of calipers, bore gauges, dial indicators etc. Most of that I don't know how to use, but it sure will be fun to learn. I like the fact that I bought this big, American made lathe for a fraction of what I would paid for a new import one. This one is probably more accurate anyway.



TheScribbler said...

Everything about that is awesome; good find dude!

Deep Six Cycles said...

A much, much better lathe than most any import. If it is in fair to good shape. Which I bet it is!