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Craftsman  1/2 hp 12'' x 16'' Midi Lathe (21752)

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Horsepower: 0.5 hp
Engine Type: Electric

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The 12" x 16" Midi Lathe is a Great Tool for Both Professional and Amateur Carpenters

An ideal tool for creating functional and beautiful furniture and wood pieces, the Craftsman 1/2-HP 12" x 16" midi lathe, is an excellent tool for working with small to medium wood turning projects and is a convenient addition to any wood-working shop. It runs on a 1/2-horsepower motor and has six different speeds; use the lower speed for rougher work, and use the higher speed for finishing.

12" x 16" midi lathe is made of cast iron construction to make for a sturdy base on which to work. It can be used for any round wood-working objects such as spindles, finials, bowls, cups plus more. The lathe has 12-inch indexing positions for intricate carvings. Stock your shop with this convenient tool and you will find yourself using it time and time again.

  • The Craftsman 1/2-HP 12" x 16" midi lathe is constructed of sturdy cast iron
  • Ideal for small to medium woodworking projects
  • Makes a great addition to any woodworking shop, whether professional or at home
  • 1/2-horsepower, 6-speed lathe (660 to 4000 RPM)
  • 16 in. spindle turning
  • 9 in. swing over tool rest
  • 12 in. swing over bed
  • 12 in. indexing positions for more intricate carving
  • Weight is 96 lbs.
  • Comes with Craftsman warranty

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Added on September 26, 2009

 

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7 Reviewers (70.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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broblues
Apr 8 , 2010
A great tool for a small woodshop

I purchased this lathe a few weeks ago and have used it several hours since.  I have enjoyed using it.  It works well for my needs and I highly recommend it for people who work with small to medium turnings. 

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SawdustMaker1
Feb 1 , 2012
What happend to SEARS Craftsman quality?

I bought this lathe after using  the same lathe at a friends.  His is great!  Loved it so much I ran out and bought my own.  The first one I picked up had a problem with the motor.  It Sounded like the old playing card I used to put in the spokes of my bicycle. I returned it and picked up another.  Instead of the store sending the old one back to get fixed, it is for sale as a used model on the sales floor. They will have another disappointed customer after they sell that one. It is quite offensive to see that machine one the sales floor knowing full well there is something very wrong with it.

I took the new one home, only to find that the housing cover isn't molded properly and doesn't fit.  Easy enough.  I'll call customer service and just have them send me a replacement part.  I was told it would ship out right away.  That was December 29, 2011.  Today (1/30/2012), I just received my fourth email telling me the product is on back order.  This time, I'm being told it should ship on 2/23/2012. 

Fortunately, I still have time to return it for a full refund.  Quite frankly, I'm really disappointed.  What happened to the SEARS Craftsman Quality that I knew and loved? 

 

cnasbell

North Scituate, MA

May 22 , 2014
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drive belt

What is the number of this piece. Can you tell some number bands that fit?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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weemsjm

Layton, UT

May 15 , 2013
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turner

I have had this lathe for over 2 1/2 years. It is great for work under 13 inches in length and about 9 or 10 in dia. so no really big bowls on it . You will never find a bed extender for it so if you need length it is not for you. You do have to move the belt to change speeds, I do most of my work at one speed but it is not hard to switch when needed. I had an adjustment issue when I first got it but Sears home service was awesome. this is a small project lathe so if furniture legs are your goal this is not for you. It still working great after 3-4 hundred hours of use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tbrd90

Pella, IA

Feb 27 , 2013
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Great Deal

Love it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SawdustMaker1

Twin Lake, MI

Feb 1 , 2012
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What happend to SEARS Craftsman quality?

I bought this lathe after using  the same lathe at a friends.  His is great!  Loved it so much I ran out and bought my own.  The first one I picked up had a problem with the motor.  It Sounded like the old playing card I used to put in the spokes of my bicycle. I returned it and picked up another.  Instead of the store sending the old one back to get fixed, it is for sale as a used model on the sales floor. They will have another disappointed customer after they sell that one. It is quite offensive to see that machine one the sales floor knowing full well there is something very wrong with it.

I took the new one home, only to find that the housing cover isn't molded properly and doesn't fit.  Easy enough.  I'll call customer service and just have them send me a replacement part.  I was told it would ship out right away.  That was December 29, 2011.  Today (1/30/2012), I just received my fourth email telling me the product is on back order.  This time, I'm being told it should ship on 2/23/2012. 

Fortunately, I still have time to return it for a full refund.  Quite frankly, I'm really disappointed.  What happened to the SEARS Craftsman Quality that I knew and loved? 


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RlShearin

Arlington, TX

Jan 10 , 2012
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Sears does not have the important excesories for this lathe!

I have owned this lathe for a month and I am still unable to purchase a bed extension for this lathe. I have tried Sears online, all the local stores, all the local sears outlets, the sears tool shed, and even ***** and this lathe bed extension seam to be mithical. Without the bed extension the lathe is to short for anything but pens (seams like a good lathe for pens, just hope you dont need perts). The reason I paid more for the chraftsman is they say they are the most dependable supplier, this has not been the case. My anger stems from when I bought the lathe and asked for the bed extension the the local sears salesrep checked the computer and told me it was only available online.


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iavagabond

Bettendorf, Iowa

Dec 22 , 2011
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Sears Craftsman midi-lathe

Very well constructed. Runs extremely well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PecosPhil

Mission, TX

Mar 12 , 2011
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Solidly built with no regrets at all.

I have owned this lathe for about one month now and I have spent about 30 hours running/turning in that time. It is a very nice lathe that is built well. Everthing is metal except the housing that flips down for belt access. You can torque down the handles to tighten everything without worry of it breaking them. It seems that it will last a long time.

The only complaint I have is the two handles to tighten on the tail stock are facing the operator. At first I thought this was good for easy access, but they got in the way of the tool rest when I was turning a short piece. I was able to extend the tail stock with the screw handle to give me room, but that's when I realized it would have been better if they were on the other side out of the way. A shorter tool rest would be an answer to that problem also.

I am very happy with this little lathe!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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thisismygame

Columbia, TN

Jun 7 , 2010
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1/2 hp 12"x16" Midi Lathe #21752

I ordered this on the phone.  It finally came in and I went to Cool Springs to pick it up.  My husband had to work and did not get to put it together until the next weekend.  The box was not damaged when we picked it up, neither when the boy put it in my truck he was very careful.  When my husband opened it to put it together, drive head was cracked and tail stop was bent.  It came from the factory that way.  I had to box it up take it back to Cool Springs and they would not order my another one till I carried this one back.  I have took it back and reordered another one and make another trip to pick it up when it comes in.  No wonder our Sears store in our town went out of business.  If this is the kind on merchandise you are selling now, all Sears stores are going down.  If this one is messed up we will not order another one.


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broblues

Roanoke, IN

Apr 8 , 2010
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A great tool for a small woodshop

I purchased this lathe a few weeks ago and have used it several hours since.  I have enjoyed using it.  It works well for my needs and I highly recommend it for people who work with small to medium turnings. 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Oroman

Hatillo, PR

Mar 21 , 2010
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great

    Just got a lathe from Sears and I think that for the price is a great lathe,although a bed extension would make this tool a very nice piece to own.Orlando

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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