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Gary Max
10-07-2012, 5:47 PM
When I can find the time, I use this South Bend 16 to make a few lathe tools. My machinest moved last year and this was the best answer I could come up with.
The good part--- I don't have to wait in line anymore to get my work done.
She weighs in at approx 2600lbs

David G Baker
10-09-2012, 1:17 AM
Gary, I would love to have a 16" South Bend. I have a Heavy Duty 10" but sometimes it isn't large enough to do some of the things I want to do. Your 16" SB is a beauty.

ray hampton
10-09-2012, 2:44 PM
what a find
did south bend make milling machines

Bruce Page
10-09-2012, 4:27 PM
Gary, great looking SB16. Do you have all of the taper attachment hardware? (Jealous)

Here's a pic of my Logan 14x40

Bruce Page
10-09-2012, 4:44 PM
what a find
did south bend make milling machines

Yes. I think they still do.

Gary Max
10-09-2012, 5:30 PM
Yup she has the taper attachment--- I ran the serial # and it's the Tool room addition. The reason I bought her was because of the larger thur hole.

Gary Max
10-09-2012, 5:33 PM
Gary, great looking SB16. Do you have all of the taper attachment hardware? (Jealous)

Here's a pic of my Logan 14x40

Good clean looking machine. I had to sell my big tablesaw just to squeeze her into my shop.

Bruce Page
10-09-2012, 5:51 PM
Good clean looking machine. I had to sell my big tablesaw just to squeeze her into my shop.

LOL, I had to reach over my Uni to get the pic!

Gary Max
10-09-2012, 8:22 PM
Then you will understand this-------- I have to keep the metal working tools under tarps. You would spend weeks getting the saw dust off them.

Bruce Page
10-09-2012, 9:25 PM
I always use the DC & air filter when woodworking. I don't cover my mill or lathe, they get a little dusty but nothing the air hose can't take care of.