Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
delta 955 9 inch lathe

Andy Sheetz, Charleston, WV
>Good morning,

I have been considering buying a lathe and have the opportunity to buy a 1943 delat/milwaulkee (sp) number 955 9 inch lathe for $70.00. I haven't done any lathe work for over 20 years. However, this seems like a great opportunity to get into lathe work without a huge investment.

I looked at the lathe last night and everything seems solid on it. No play in the bearings or any unusual noises when running. Are there any known problems with this lathe I should be looking for?
Any feedback will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Andy Sheetz

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