Watchmaker's lathe

Donald P Bellamy

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I am looking for a Watchmaker's lathe to do pivot work (re-pivoting/pivot polishing) I would appreciate any info and where I may find one. Thanks

Don
 

Donald P Bellamy

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I am looking for a Watchmaker's lathe to do pivot work (re-pivoting/pivot polishing) I would appreciate any info and where I may find one. Thanks

Don
 

Smudgy

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Have you tried the emart?
 
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Here you go. Be sure to check out the antique section, but please don't spread the word too much or prices could go through the roof.
 

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Doug:

Timesavers sells a Taig lathe in their catalog.

The difficulty in findinag and affording a good jeweler's lathe is the reason many buy a miniature lathe like the Sherline.

Timesavers sells them, as does Sherline.com, and antiqueclockworksltd.com.

My Sherline works just fine for pivot work.

RobertG
 
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My suggestion would be to attend an NAWCC meeting or mart, and look at the lathes offered there for sale. Last time around I picked up my latest lathe, a mint condition boley complete with headstock, levered tailstock, and a full set of chucks in original Boley wooden box for under $1000.

Levins are great, too, there's a number of them for sale on ebay right now, some of them look REALLY nice and well worth bidding on.


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john t.
 

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My experience is as follows: we needed a replacement lathe and I attempted to secure an older Boley etc. What I found price wise is the ones you can almost afford need lots of work (I mean lots!)and uless you have the time and skill you may want to try checking out a new style. As mentioned the ones I checked out are the Taig, Sherline, some imports and some in the MSC catalog. For the money I went with the Sherline and it works well if you know how to cut for comp.

The one that MSC has is my next purchase. It has better runout and more precise controls. As much as I would like a Bergeon or a similar model the expenditure is not economical to us at this point but I will get one.
 

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