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Willard Retipping Machine - 04-23-2005, 03:19 AM

If anyone knows of one of these that are for sale - used, please let me know because I'd like to get one. That "block" of aluminum retails for over $400 brand new.

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04-23-2005, 06:58 AM

I'd like to have one also. They're nice. I've used one before. And you're right they're high as hell. I'd like to have a print on it.
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04-23-2005, 09:10 AM

PM lukeinva, he had one for sale a couple of weeks ago. He might still have it.
  
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04-23-2005, 12:45 PM

I have one I'd let go. PM me. I'll be back on tues.
  
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Angry 04-23-2005, 01:48 PM

I gotta' have it and hope that I don't get any competition for getting it! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. Grrrrrrrrrrooooooowwwwl!

Look out!

  
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04-23-2005, 05:04 PM

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I gotta' have it and hope that I don't get any competition for getting it! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. Grrrrrrrrrrooooooowwwwl!

Look out!

I have one already, so don't bite me. I have a small lathe now, but I can not imagine getting rid of my Willard's. It is so easy to take anywhere and it does a very nice job too.

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04-24-2005, 02:08 AM

Try joerackem on Ebay, he always has them listed with a nice price break. I think his direct email is joerackem@aol.com.
  
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04-24-2005, 04:21 AM

Thanks a million!!!
  
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04-27-2005, 08:25 AM

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I have one already, so don't bite me. I have a small lathe now, but I can not imagine getting rid of my Willard's. It is so easy to take anywhere and it does a very nice job too.

Tracy <---Wondering if tonight is a full moon.
I was considering a lathe for my own shaft/tip maintenance, but a lathe is about twice as much as the Willard's. If I was just doing my own tips, I think the Willard's would do.

Would you recommend getting the Willard's instead of a portable lathe?

Do you think that a small lathe is a overkill for simple maintenance (no way I'm gonna do anyone else's stuff)? (I suppose I could just get a Willard's for tips, and then take my shafts to a repairman for maintenance...)


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04-27-2005, 04:09 PM

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I was considering a lathe for my own shaft/tip maintenance, but a lathe is about twice as much as the Willard's.
My lathe was on sale brand new for $269. Homier no longer imports them, but others do (Harbor Freight, Grizzly and others). With the lathe, you can also replace ferrules or make joint protectors, I even used mine to make a live center for my wood lathe.


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If I was just doing my own tips, I think the Willard's would do.

Would you recommend getting the Willard's instead of a portable lathe?

Do you think that a small lathe is a overkill for simple maintenance (no way I'm gonna do anyone else's stuff)? (I suppose I could just get a Willard's for tips, and then take my shafts to a repairman for maintenance...)
I think a lathe would be overkill for just tips. If you have no other use for a lathe, then I think a Willard's is a very good option. It is expensive, but very well designed and made. Then again, the Willard's is a lot to spend if you don't plan to do any tips other than your own.

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04-27-2005, 06:57 PM

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Homier no longer imports them, but others do (Harbor Freight, Grizzly and others). With the lathe, you can also replace ferrules or make joint protectors, I even used mine to make a live center for my wood lathe.
This question below will clearly indicate how new I am to this lathe thing:
Some of thelathes that Harbor and Grizzly offer are only 20" between centers. Also, they don't look like they have the right attachments for working on shafts. Is it difficult to 'convert' a normal wood lathe into a cue lathe? Do the parts just interchange? Is there an adapter for working on 29" shafts (like an end with a hole in it that you slide the shaft through)?

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04-27-2005, 07:03 PM

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I plan to get the Willards. A lathe seems formidable since there's a huge learning curve associated with learning its operation. I do all of my own gunsmithing on Colt 45's by hand and although a lathe would be a real boone, it seems as if a formal class in machine shop is called for when it comes to using a lathe.
  
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04-28-2005, 02:09 AM

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RSB:

I plan to get the Willards. A lathe seems formidable since there's a huge learning curve associated with learning its operation. I do all of my own gunsmithing on Colt 45's by hand and although a lathe would be a real boone, it seems as if a formal class in machine shop is called for when it comes to using a lathe.
What's the best price for the Willards so far? I've seen them for around $495, is there a better price out there? I will be selling them soon and wondering what the best price out there is, so far!

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04-28-2005, 02:14 AM

Well, checking at Harbor Freight which is selling small lathes for around $375, do the math - with all due respect to you.

On ebay Joerackem@alo.com sells the Willards for around the same price, delivered.
  
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04-28-2005, 04:36 AM

Visit this offering for a Willards:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V
  
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