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Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....


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Default Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

I bought this tonight from a friend. It appears to be a Logan 1875H. Internet says it's a 10" swing, 24" center to center, and 25/32" spindle bore. I gave $400. I have found an original reproduction manual for $17, I think I'll order it. Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

I had almost the same lathe that I bought at a high school auction. As I recall, the 'H' suffix means hardened ways - and hopefully that means yours are in good shape. It's a very nice little lathe. Mine had step pulleys, and I fitted it with a VFD, as it had a 3-phase motor. I put on a AXA sized QCTP from CDCO, which worked well. My only gripe was that the gear train was noisy.

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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

I have one just like it.Beautiful lathe and good if not better than a South Bend.You'll love running that lathe.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

Nice,
You may be able to find the Manual you are looking for at :
http://www.vintagemachinery.org/mfgI...?id=2093&tab=3

23 Logan manuals and catalogs available for download for free. Many of them were posted by Scott Logan.

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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

Oh hell, I never thought about a freq drive. I'd have to trench 3 phase over to the shop, but it might be worth it.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

You'll love it. My brother had the same unit in the pic and it's more rigid than the 9" South Bend I have. You have the upgraded model with the cross feed which is highly desirable and useful.

As Jim said the gear train is noisy. I mixed up a thicker concoction of lube for my brothers unit to lube the gears and it significantly reduced the noise.

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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

My only gripe is the tiny spindle bore. I was hoping to do some gun barrel work, but they won't fit in that little hole.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

I agree on the spindle bore being small. The 9 inch South bend has a .750 bore. Ok, maybe .753 on a good day.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

How bad would a guy be screwing up, if he tried to bore it out a bit......?
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

Obviously, just thought maybe someone had done it already. It'll be one of the first things I look at.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

Here is the web site for Logan Lathes - http://www.lathe.com/
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

NO! No! No !!
Don't try to bore it out #1 it is hard and #2 It is probably a2 or3
morse taper and that well be gone for good. Unless you get a really heavy barrel you should be able to get it in the lathe from one end or the other, just stick the muzzle end in first from either end.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

I have the same size Logan but an older model. I have been very happy with it and it provides good service for its size. I also put the AXA quick change tool post on it but other than that it is pretty much stock. I am quite fond of it.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

I ran one very similar but a lot bigger, excellent lathe, the chip pan is nice for cleanup.
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For barrel work on that lathe you'd need a dead center, faceplate and a dog, steady rest and a live center in the tail stock. Now the fun begins as you should get catalogs from enco,msc,travers tool and others. I think I've spent a goodly amount of money getting goodies for my Jet 13x40 so I could just get started. Sort of like buying the basics when you get a lathe and then find out all the other stuff you will need. Started out with a sears craftsman 6x19 and getting the extras as you go along. If you have them in your area check out the places that sells used lathes and such. Sometimes you can find bargains in used machine tool accessories. In looking for my first big lathe I hit a lot of places. You'd think that down here in the oil patch there would be plenty. Not so, I found one sitting out in the open covered in rust, wiring looked to have ripped right out of the boxes and no accessories for $4000. Needless to say didn't go for it. Have fun, I know i do with mine. Frank
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

Thanks for all the good advice so far. I believe I'll just have to get a larger lathe for the barrels. Long story, but they are 1 1/4 od and high precision. The person involved wouldn't be excited about introducing extra complications, and possible inaccuracy. Its a neat "first" machine, at what seems to be, a darn decent price.
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Default Re: Bought a lathe, Logan 1875H.....

Not exactly 'information', but looking at your picture, I'd say at $400.00 you bought a metal cabinet and got a FREE Lathe with it.

Pretty good deal there.
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Gets better... Talked to a fellow electrician friend of mine this morning. He has an inverter that will allow me to run the lathe off single phase and have speed control, saving me from trenching about 500 yards for three phase. Acted like he'd make me a sweetheart deal as well. ...
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Buying that lathe for only $400.00, -lets just say you almost stole it!! Great buy!
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not sure but that little box on the lower front looks like gear change box for cutting threads if so a real
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