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Harrison L5A Lathe
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25 Oct, 2011 16:44:01 BST
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North Lancashire, United Kingdom


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This is a Harrison L5A Lathe
5.5" x  24"
Not many on ebay.
If you know Lathe's you will know that these are well made and one of the best Lathe's you will ever need in your garage / workshop.
This is not a Myford (pictured below) that  you can pick up and carry under your arm  or put in the back of your car.
This is a proper Big Boys toy.
 I know it's for sale  and you may think it's dear but there is probably over £800 worth of tooling and extras that go with this lathe.
I have bought a Larger Lathe and have managed to house it elsewhere so there is no great rush now to move this one.
It's for sale on Auction starting @ £1800.
That's to say if you place a bid then I will end the Auction and sell to the first bidder.

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 geared head,

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All Gears in Perfect condition

(gearbox) power feeds, gap bed lathe.

11in swing,  gap bed, screwcutting lathe, imperial lead screw

if you want a metric thread you can go buy a length of threaded bar, it's the imperial threads that are becoming scarce 

240 VOLTS Single Phase 1.1 KW Motor (1.5HP)

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Keyless talistock chuck, fixed steady, travelling steady,2 revolving centres and much more.

Ideal for home use as this is one  Harrrsion’s well built and very reliable trusted machines known as the Harrison L5A lathe with it's own cabinet made out of 5mm steel plate which is more than capable of supporting the lathe bed 

This is an opportunity not to be missed by the enthusiast

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So handy for even the smallest of jobs

They don't come around in such good condition every day


Easy enough to move on 3 or 4 pieces of 2 ft long round tubing

The lathe has a single phase motor so ideal for everyday workshops / garages and has been previously used by a small engineering works so stands in very good condition

The lathe is fully operational

Spindle speed from 31 to 720 RPM

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Speeds vary in RPM from 31 / 45 / 72 / 112 / 207 / 294 / 460 / 720

It is Clutch operated so you don't get the inital bang of the gears when you hit the start button, this type of engagement is much easier on the gearbox.

It is one of harrison's gap bed  lathes known as the L5A with screwcutting. 

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Imperial Lead Screw. There are 2 chucks that will go with the lathe,  a  6" 3 jaw chuck with a spare set of external jaws, and a  9" 4 Jaw Chuck (Pratt Type No 55) various face plates measuring 6", 9" and 15" various hss tooling probably about 60 in total, there is a tailstock with the lathe, morse taper dead centre, 2 revolving centres, there is a travelling steady, a fixed steady, quick release tool post, 3 way Dixon tool post, chuck guard, working light to light up your work when you are working away quite happily in your workshop, 

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 all in good condition and working order.

This would be ideal for any hobbyist with a garage or shed and is much better built than your Myford ML7 or Super 7 ( Far Stronger) and you don't need to mess about changing gear wheels to alter the speed.

This is not a Micky Mouse Lathe that you throw under your arm and take round to your mates in the boot of the car. 

This is your proper Big Boy's Toy

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New radius carbide tip tool + other indexable tooling

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Lots of tooling and centre drills

It Has Forward and Reverse feed for carriage and cross slide.

This is a nice clean and very versatile machine everything works as it should one which has not been used and  abused in a college by a lot of spotty oiks!

The overall size is 63" L x 52" H x 22"W    (27" Wide including the motor at the back  and that's it's widest point)

weight estimated about 650kgs

This is a very good lathe and not your usual battered and bruised beat up warped bed lathe

You will find lots of  Lathes on the  Machinery web sites  

and ( ALL PRICES EXCLUSIVE OF VAT @ 20%.) That's £200 per thousand now)

Normally you will get a lathe with probably a 3 jaw chuck and that's about it...........No faceplates, no spare chuck, or spare jaws, no fixed steady or travelling steady so please remember that with this lathe there are lots of extras that if you were to buy them separately would cost a lot of money Plus it's Single Phase so it's plug and play.

Many Lathes are 3 phase and to operate from your garage at home you would need to either change the motor to a single phase 240v motor or buy a phase convertor neither of which are cheap and can put another £300 on to the cost of your new toy!

So don't just put this one on your Watch list and wait to see how much it sells for

It might not sell

In which case it stays where it is and no doubt it will help me out with those little Jobs in the future that one find's to do for people over the weekend when your local machine shop is closed. I can always build another shed for my Larger Lathe.

The Number of people that turn up at the weekend once word get's out that you have a lathe is unbelieveable, and if you are prepared to do those little jobs for people it's amazing just how quickly they will put their hand in their pocket and cross your palm with silver.

You know what it's like , people take something to their local machine shop and they are told , "call back later I'll have it done for you"    then when they call back it's the same old story, 

" I've been rushed off my feet and haven't had a chance to get it done!

Bollocks they were drinking a cuppa when you walked in.

enough said!


Buy it Now and do the job yourself.

This machine could make you a few extra Quid and a few more friends.


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 Thanks for Looking


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This is accessible and it's on a pallet. I would imagine it could easily be pulled onto a low slung trailer. I hired one for a weekend when I collected it. Made the job a lot easier.


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