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Anyone have the Harvey T-60S 24x48 lathe?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Greg Muller, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. Greg Muller

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    It appears they've dropped the price to $3295.00.

    Specs look good.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Glenn Lefley

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    I think you mean the t40 is 3295. The t60 S is 5395.00
     
  3. Greg Muller

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    Not according to the Harvey site. Screenshot:
     

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  4. Jon Minerich

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    Greg, I bought the T-40 for $2500, including outboard turning stand and legs. It is an excellent lathe. I will bet the bigger T-60 will have the same quality.
    Jon
     
  5. Roger Chandler

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    The Harvey T-60 is an excellent lathe. I have a Grizzly G0800 which is the first version of the Harvey T-60 and has a 3hp A/C Motor and inverter combination. The newest version of the T-60 has a 2 hp D/C servo motor with controller combination. I think Grizzly must have purchased the patent rights to the older version in order to have a specific offering in the large lathe category. Still, the T-60 is a fine unit. The D/C servo motor is industrial rated.
     
  6. John Hicks

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    I have a T60-S, bought it about 10 months ago. Great lathe overall. I paid 4,999 on sale. The original price was 5,999. At 3,295, that is a steal. I am wondering what the mark up is to be able to drop something from 5,999 to 3,250!? The motor is super quiet and smooth; powerful enough for coring huge blanks. I think the banjo could use a bit of beefing up around where the post goes in though.
    I'd grab that bugger at that price!

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  7. Greg Muller

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    Am I seeing things, or does the Harvey T60 look almost identical to the Grizzly version?
     
  8. John Hicks

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    It is the same lathe with a different motor and controller.
     
  9. Will Rose

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    John,
    I am just about to jump into a Harvey T 60. Is that motor is smooth and quick as the T 40? And have you discovered any other goods or bad since you’re review? Did you pick up the bed extension with it ?
    Thanks
     
  10. John Hicks

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    Do you mean the T-60S? I think the older T60 doesn't have the remote switch. I did not get any extension as you'd have to remove the swing away tail-stock. I found it plenty long enough at 48 inches.
    I'm not sure if it is the same motor; I CAN tell you the motor is fantastic; ultra smooth and has tons of torque. It is actually a more expensive motor and controllers than the grizzly model of the same lathe. No complaints! I did exchange the banjo, but it was the bar inside, not the machining that was causing it to drag.
     
  11. Will Rose

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    Happy new year John,
    I’m stuck between the T60-S and that Rikon 70- 3040. I like the instant availability of the 30 inch swing, and the wheel kit. Are you(and roger) able to turn off end with the tail stock swung aside? Or does it get in the way and have to be removed anyway. My back is hugely susceptible to poor ergonomics.
    On another note, Harvey pricing is baffling. The Rikon seems like a good value at $3600 inc shipping. The T60-S at $3900+$300 freight, plus $400 for 30 inch swing, and maybe a new banjo. Did you replace your banjo with a Oneway? I have had a 24-36 on order since Black Friday, but laguna says April delivery.
     
  12. Will Rose

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    I just noticed your picture is a 1000 words
     
  13. John Hicks

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    The swing away tail stock on the Harvey never really gave me any problems other than when hollowing with a stabilizer on the end of the bed. I still didn’t have to remove the tail stock though.
    That is actually a very good price for the T60-S. I paid 4,900 on sale.
    I’m not too sure about the Rikon sliding bed, I’m sure it works great but I believe the headstock on the Harvey is beefier and the motor is great.
    I’d have to examine a Rikon to really see how it’s made.
    The banjo on the Harvey is ok, I think the Oneway would be better.
     
  14. Roger Chandler

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    I can turn off the end of the bed on my Grizzly G0800 with the tailstock swung to the rear of the lathe......using the bed extension attached to the leg of course. Grizzly has discontinued the G0800 for some reason, but it may be a temporary thing. They have the same lathe in the Shop Fox label, with black & white paint scheme, but minus the swing away tailstock feature. Model W-1866 24x36 Bowl Lathe. A great machine!
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  15. Bill Boehme

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    @Will Rose What picture are you referring to?
     
  16. Will Rose

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    Johns’s post, sixth in thread shows his lathe with headstock pushed far right...
     

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