Lathe

Can someone link to a lathe under 600 pounds, either benchtop or standalone, that would be capable of making a gear and half pully combo (like from a cvt) a bit wider than the diameter of a palm, as well as other components? I can spend up to two grand, I also want to know what to look for in the used market
I'm new to machining so I'm looking for other resources (books with projects and classes) too

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lathes don't make gears. You're retarded and I hate you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do I make a gear then? A mill?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's important the fate of the world depends on it

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    request to google for you status: denied

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the diameter of a palm

    You again. Not that I give a damn, make all the threads you want, but why not try to be coherent in a single thread? The machine shop world did not change in the last week.

    And making actual decent gears is not done on a mill or a lathe, unless you are talking about junk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7vQ9oVkX-k

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can I have your contact

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why didnt you post in the machinist general?
    Why didnt you google it?

    I will give you a hint, its going to cost $2k to retrofit the parts you need on a lathe to cut a gear

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I cut a 26 tooth mod 1 pitch gear from delrin on a barely modified harbor freight lathe. It took fucking forever and I'll never do it again but it can be done. Indexing the head is really the only big must have if time isn't of the essence of the project. I used a custom ground tool in the compound and stroke cut it in 5 passes per tooth. I think I gave myself carpal tunnel syndrome by the time it was finished.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Time isn't of the essence at all, I just need the parts to good tolerances out of aluminum and some smaller ones of steel, I have 2 months left to work on it and 3 months off a year

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just pay a chink ebay seller. They do one offs if you email them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He will 100% need a toolpost spindle with involute gear cutting wheels.
        Any benchtop machine will not have the stiffness in the saddle to stroke cut aluminum and steel with a tool.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Would a Pratt and Whitney 12x30 work? I found a new one decently cheap

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I googled it I didnt know there was a machinist general

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