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I have a opportunity to buy a used G1550 lathe from my grandfather's estate. I wasn't really planning on getting a lathe just yet, but I do want to keep a lot of his tools in the family, if it makes sense. Anyway, he was using it in his small basement wood shop so, I'm pretty sure he was using it for wood (even though Grizzly calls it a metal lathe). Any thoughts on anything I should check, whether or not it makes sense for a wood shop and an idea of a fair value? Any help is appreciated.
 

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Well, I emailed Grizzly and they were great about responding quickly and sending me the manual in pdf. I think I found the speed spec:

Spindle Speeds: 130, 300, 400, 600f 1000, 2000 revfmín {BGHZ}

I have no idea what they mean, so maybe you can decipher?

I can say for sure, this thing seems extremely well built and in perfect condition. I was thinking more about the size. If I decide to get this, I really don't see myself turning stair balusters or anything like that. I would like to try bowl turning, though.
 
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