Re: [atlas_craftsman] craftsman 12" lathe questions
- Monte Holder wrote:
> My mother-in-law gave me (always try to be nice to the motherinlaw!) a Craftsman 12" metal turning lathe. The Owners manual says Model No. 101.28990 but the plate on the lathe says 101.21400 SN016525.101.28990 is from the last vintage of these lathes before Sears
> 1. what is the deal with that?
stopped selling them (and Atlas stopped making them, too.)
The 21400 is a somewhat earlier model. Not sure if is is also a
>Tailstock centers are #2 Morse, and easily available from all
> When she shipped it to me the hand wheel on the tail stock was broken, and the one on the cross feed was bent, it didn't have a center in the tail stock, it has a 3 jaw chuck with a square key that didn't make the trip, and the wrench for the tail stock.
> 2. Where can I get these parts?
the machine shop suppliers (MSC, Enco, J&L, KBC, Travers Tool, etc.)
Some of the handwheels are fairly standard, you can again check
out the above suppliers for what will fit. I don't know what
you can get from Clausing Service Center, but they have a number
of commonly-needed parts for the Atlas there. See out Links
page for URL and phone # for them.
The wrench for the tailstock should be able to be made by
cutting off a box-end wrench from the hardware store. A chuck
key can be made fairly easily with a little bar stock and a file.
>Yeah, they really do not have an on-line store or anything.
> I have looked at Clausing, but can't find where those parts are located, other than emailing them for information on these parts? Is there a link to parts for these machines?
Phoning them is much better.