Atlas Metal Lathe

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    Today, I began putting back together the Atlas metal lathe I purchased a while ago. I had to disassemble it to get it out of the basement from where I bought it. The motor and the wiring needed replaced. It had a Maytag motor on it and the insulation of the wiring was falling off. The original switch had been removed and replaced with a toggle switch mounted to the board the lathe is mounted to.

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  2. 493 Mike

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    If you were looking for help/advice I recommend the Hobby Machinist forum for lathe knowledge.
    Mike
     
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    Pictures need to be under 5mb. If the file size is too large it’ll give you that error.
     
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    • Coronet_Arch

      Coronet_Arch Well-Known Member

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      Just sharing a new tool in the shop. I do need to find a manual for it. Lathe sm.jpg

      I am looking for a manual on the lathe. I have looked on a number of forums and have not found one yet.
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      It is model 7H54 Atlas Lathe.
       
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      • PRND21

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        Check out ozarktoolmanuals.com and click on machine manuals.

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        My old Craftsman/Atlas.
         
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          Nice to see others with some tooling, I bought this LeBlond a few years ago for $1,000. I'll be putting a Monarch EE (small lathe) in and a Cincinnati toolmaster mill soon. 20171018_202404.jpg
           
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            Now that is a serious lathe... I've got a Grizzly G0750G 12x36 Lathe & a Jet JTM-1 mill... The machines can be found for reasonable prices if you keep your eyes open.. It's the tooling that gets expensive...
             
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              Look up Mr Pete on u tube he has a thing for them atlas lathes
               
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              What are you going to do with that tiny little lathe? :lol:
               
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              • Coronet_Arch

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                Nice to see a lot of Cincinnati products: LeBlond, Cincinnati Machine Tool.
                 
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                  I'd love to have a good old industrial grade USA made lathe & mill but most industrial stuff left California a long time ago so if you do find stuff it's usually used up & still the owner wants top $$$..

                  I got my Chinese lathe that had seen very little use but had been wired wrong & burned up a contractor for $100... I repaired it & I've been making chips for 7-8 years... I can take .200 off the diameter (.100 DOC) off a 3" 4140 shaft no problem.. And holding a dimension within tight tolerances is doable if you pay attention... Generally what I'm making isn't critical but I've made stuff that needed to be within .0005

                  My mill is a Taiwanese Bridgeport clone thats actually built heavier than the equivalent Bridgeport... I'm still learning what it can do... I've made some good parts & I've made some junk... I've also smoked some tooling.... Power feeds are nice but it's easy to make mistakes...
                   
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                  IMO I believe you can’t beat the old ones, Bridgeport’s, Leblondes etc., most can be had reasonablely but the bigger part is moving them, 3 phase converters (sometimes) and tooling. The old stuff will probably out last all of us... I ran an old Gridley years ago that made champion spark plugs supposedly.. it had oilers everywhere on it and was noisy but accuracy was very good and it was easy to use..
                   
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                    I use my Chinese/ENCO 12x36 a lot. I got a smoking deal when I bought it. I don't want to go back to "no lathe".
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                        Pulled two documents yesyerday.
                         
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                        Driveshafts, rear ends, whatever I find.
                         
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                          My dad is a life long machinist, his old coworker went on to be a machine supplier so I get pretty good inside info. He got me this LeBlond, a few Monarchs for my dad and a few for my employer. The old school machines can be had cheap and are far better machines than what you can buy nowadays... Monarchs are the cream of the crop when it comes to lathes.
                           
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                          I also recall using a lot of old Warner swasey and even a couple Chuckers lol
                           
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