Hendey 12x54 Lathe for Sale
I have to sell my Hendey … I cannot get it too fit without rebuilding my garage-based workshop. Plus I have now found a smaller lathe that will fit in the space available. Located in Midland, MI.
Hendey model number 12x54. 13" clearance over the bed, and 60" between centers. 8 speeds from 25-900 RPM. 2Hp 220V SINGLE PHASE MOTOR. $800 or best offer.
Powered longitudinal and cross feed. 4MT Headstock spindle; 3MT tailstock spindle. Complete with the factory taper turning attachment. Equipped with a Norton Quick Change feed gearbox. Threads from 1.5TPI-80TPI. Lathe manual shows how to cut metric threads. Has the Hendey unique reversing system that guarantees accurate threading every time.
Powered by a 2HP 220v single phase motor (can be run off household power without the need for a phase converter --- we're running it from the electric dryer outlet!). Is hooked so come and try it out! Equipped with a clutch drive so power can be fed in slowly for delicate operations.
The lathe has been cleaned and serviced. New drive belt fitted. The ways are in excellent condition. The lathe has also been repainted to what is thought to be the original color (the color found inside the column). Everything works as it should.
For the last 25 years, it has been used for making oval racing parts by a retired GM toolmaker. The bed is unmarked, and the cross slide/compound slide have very few strike marks (and those that are there are very light!). The taper turning attachment will allow for parts up to 18" to be taper turned accurately.
Comes complete with an 8" 3-jaw self centering chuck with reversible heavy duty hard jaws; 12" 4-jaw independent chuck; 2 Jacob's brand tailstock drill chucks (0-1/2” and 3/16 - 3/4”); 3MT Live center, and heavy duty lantern-style toolpost, with left, straight, right, universal tool holders, parting off tool and 12” boring bar (mostly Armstrong brand).
Print out of online manuals, and model information is also included.
Call for more information ... Tony 989-631-9716 or email email@example.com
Late thirties machine. That's the dedicated Hendey drive that was built for them by then.
Should edit post title since it is clearly a 12 X 54
Thanks John. Corrected title (body did have correct size).
In terms of age, Hendeyman placed it between 1940-42 well towards the end of the cone-head production run (he does not have a record for this particular lathe).
I should have clarified those legs were in vouge by the late thirties.
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