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    Default Landis lathe information

    A Landis 12" x 40" lathe showed up on my local Craig's List and while the name kind of "rings a bell" I don't know if/or remember ever seeing one.

    The price is kind of OUT there as well. Here is the ad (I'm not trying to help sell it and have no idea who owns it -FWIW):

    Landis 12X40 lathe - $6000 (Columbus NE)












    Very heavy duty old landis lathe works and runs good but I have no use for something that big. $ 6000 obo


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    -Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalCarnage View Post
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    Nice lathe cept its a grinder

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    A universal at that
    its a grinder
    from about 1936.

    For this sort of work
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    Must be having a wet dream asking that much for it! Or thinks he's going to get that much for it.

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    I have a similar 16x72 from 1942......by then they had "Microsphere" bearings..........but for some reason these machines always had small wheels for the size of machine..

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    Some sellers put an extra digit in the price. A few sellers put in two extra digits. This seller thinks his machine is so special there are three extra digits in the price.

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    I had a 12 x 26 Landis that worked and very accurate at that. I offered it here for free. Jeremy Watts drove from Missouri and took her home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4GSR View Post
    Must be having a wet dream asking that much for it! Or thinks he's going to get that much for it.
    A LOT of "machine ignorance" in this part of the country. There just aren't a whole lot of machines to begin with and very few have training/knowledge of them. You'd think that the internet would help set prices though...

    -Ron

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    The catch with old grinders is they can be a useful machine or heavy scrap metal with 1/8" wear in the ways from lubrication failure and grit infiltration......All the steadys would need to be there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.k View Post
    T......All the steadys would need to be there too.
    John cornered the market with all of the steadies out there with his grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4GSR View Post
    John cornered the market with all of the steadies out there with his grinder.
    Wish I had five more - with ten, I can grind a 3/8 dia X 60" nice and straight

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