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Rivett Turret Lathe??

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by termin8ed, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Aug 6, 2017
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member Sponsor

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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Set up for production work making widget after widget after widget- no speed change mechanism, hydraulic powered, no cross slide, no tail stock, collet holder chuck.

    If you're getting into widget protection it's just the tickie, if you ever need to make a thing-a-ma-bob it's useless.

    H.
     
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    wheelie

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    Might be worth it for parts or something. Who can't use and extra motor laying around the shop, or step pulleys or drive belts. I see some cool shifter handles/levers there for some project or another.
     
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    termin8ed

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    Thats what i was wondering. The $5 bid price seemed too good for a small lathe
     
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    Mcruff

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    The geometric die head in the turret is worth at least $200 on its own. If I had the space I'd buy it. Rivett made very good machines. It would be good for small parts like screws, rivets, nuts anything with a knurled edge, small bushings and a host of other small parts under 1" in diameter.

    Check out this video.
     
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    Mcruff

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    Dear god do not buy this thing for using as junk parts, leave it together and let someone have a real machine, they don't make anything like this anymore, that would be like stripping a ww2 jeep a part for the gears in the steering box and transmission to make a go cart with.
     
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    wheelie

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    :sick: Sorry for suggesting it. I'll go back to my corner now. :whistle::)
     
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    Keys5a

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    Well stated McRuff! That is a nice machine, especially for custom making bolts and fasteners. I would consider buying it just for the tapping head. My brother has a Smid turret lathe he bought kind of on a whim. He found he uses it all the time!
    I just looked at the list of auction items. I wish I lived near Otisville (wherever that is). I would be bidding on items #108,116,121,123, and 129. #112 is my blasting cabinet in my shop. Too bad its pick-up only!
    -Donny
     
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    termin8ed

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    I keep my eye on their auctions. Dont have room yet for much, but. If. I found a killer deal i would have to find room;)
     
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    wheelie

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    [peeking out of my corner] Interesting now that I see what it does or can do. Thanks for the video. [slips back into corner]
     

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