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Ohio Forge is it a good buy?

cowderysean's picture

I am new into Wood Working and not on a Norm Abram budget.  I have come a cross an Ohio Forge Lathe 12".  It is in great shape and has been well take care of.  MFG date is 1984 (almost older than I).  She is a family friend whose husband passed and not sure what it is worth (neither am I).  So is this a good buy and what would be a fair price for this?


 


There is an old Drill press also. Your thoughts would be very helpful.

RickL's picture

(post #102638, reply #1 of 7)

Cheap import.  Makes Grizzly look good as you can get parts for a Grizzly.  See if you can find a dealer and part supply for the brand.

cowderysean's picture

(post #102638, reply #4 of 7)

Thanks for all of the imput.  I had a feeling that was the case seeing that I could not find any resources on the web. 

carlmccarty's picture

(post #102638, reply #2 of 7)

The lathe probably is not that good. It wood help to see pictures. If it is a monotube bed like some of sears lathes, then definitely stay away.
Is the drill press a bench or floor model. What brand is it?

RickL's picture

(post #102638, reply #3 of 7)

He said it was...Ohio Forge Lathe 12". 

cowderysean's picture

(post #102638, reply #5 of 7)

It is the Mono tube.  The drill press is actually not Ohio Forge, it is ike K.L. something....I think I saw Japan on it and it too was manufactured in 1984.  Varible speed, 1/32-1/2 chuck.  Floor model and has a 4" travel.  Large press.


I will try and get more info!


Thanks for all the help!

carlmccarty's picture

(post #102638, reply #6 of 7)

The drill press doesn't sound to bad, but I wouldn't pay more than $100.

cowderysean's picture

(post #102638, reply #7 of 7)

Thanks!