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I buy and sell a lot of tools, vises included and buying a quality vise at $50 can be done, but it doesn't happen often.  They just don't come up that much and I go to a lot of sales.

Your point on them being broken is certainly correct and I agree they likely aren't worth $35 each to most people, but if they function, they can be sold for a little less.  And it is a CL ad so you know the guy put in a little wiggle room. 

I think what folks take exception to is your short responses.  They come across as terse and a bit arrogant.  Don't know if that is your intent, but that is my take.  And you come across as negative.  Just some food for thought.

Ok I will try to work on being less negative.
Help me fix this please! / Re: Alternator trouble
« Last post by kwoswalt99 on Today at 06:58:20 PM »
You could take it in and have it tested.

That's still a last resort right now.
Help me fix this please! / Re: Alternator trouble
« Last post by ken w. on Today at 06:06:18 PM »
You could take it in and have it tested.
General Discussion Board / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Papaw on Today at 06:00:49 PM »
Aside from the many wrenches I want to sell, I am also selling a few old carpentry tools.
For example-  Millers Falls Corner Angle Bit Brace
Model No. 502 B
10" Swing, 20" long and 12" deep.

Posted on Antique Tools: Buy, Sell, and Trade on Facebook -
Let's Make it Hot!! / Feed Me! (Weld Wire)
« Last post by gtermini on Today at 05:56:27 PM »
Picked this LN 25 off of you-know-where last Friday after work. Extra 2 hrs of driving going home, but worth it to nab this for about what a 110v garbage freight unit goes for. A voltage sensing feeder sure beats running stick on bigger jobs out of the shop. Plus, it always seemed like if I needed dual shield, I have hard wire or flux core loaded (or vice versa), so this should fix that problem 50% of the time. These Pro models are a little funky, and I'd much prefer a Miller 12VS, but I'm cheap.

General Discussion Board / Re: Dinner for Rusty
« Last post by Papaw on Today at 05:55:39 PM »
Send money by Paypal to

  Use Paypal and select "send money", and input the above address as the recipient.
General Discussion Board / Re: Dinner for Rusty
« Last post by goodfellow on Today at 05:52:33 PM »
I glanced through the pages and can't find the addy, can someone help a fatman smackmyself

I am in worse shape than the fatman, no clue what pages you speak of. Happy to donate now I need to know how.

UB -- If you don't have a Paypal account then you need to PM Jabber about alternatives.
It's All About Precision Baby! / Re: Logan lathe
« Last post by Uncle Buck on Today at 05:51:39 PM »
He will have a tough time finding that machine where I live for that money. First it is beautiful! Second, it is a SB! $ and third, it is quick change and tooled enough to get started. Around here not as pretty as that one but otherwise the same setup would be $1,500-2000.

Boy I would have loved to find that machine for that money!  droolx
It's All About Precision Baby! / Re: Logan lathe
« Last post by gtermini on Today at 05:43:39 PM »
For reference, I just bought and then resold this lathe to a good friend for $1200. Plain Jane SB 9 X 3 1/2'. QC toolpost, 2 chucks, decent stand. It had a very nice bed with the scraping marks just barely gone up by the headstock. It was assembled from a stock of shelved parts and the tailstock was shimmed for height. Overall a good to excellent usable machine with new felts and paint.


EDIT: added tooling pic
It's All About Precision Baby! / Re: Logan lathe
« Last post by Uncle Buck on Today at 05:36:15 PM »
If the idea was to buy and later flip for profit forget about it. If you actually want a lathe for yourself, you have the right brand. Logan/Montgomery Ward lathes are really great quality machines and as I said earlier, often overlooked and priced well below the quality of what the machines actually are if you ask me.

If you want a metal lathe take your time and find a Logan lathe that has a good amount of tooling coming with it, meaning the toolpost and cutters, 3 and 4 jaw chucks, a few lathe centers, and maybe a faceplate with a couple of lathe dogs. You get the idea, the more tooling the better. I think $500-600 should get you there.

That would be for a basic machine with manual or hand change threading gears. If you are set on finding a machine equipped with a quick change gear box (a more desirable and valuable machine) figure on spending maybe $1000 or more depending on condition and how well tooled. If you are not all hung up on threading a hand change gear machine would be a much cheaper and great way to get started making chips and learning. Later if you wanted you could add a quick change box to a Logan for around $500 I would think. Or, you could sell the Logan and move on to a lathe already equipped with a quick change box.
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