Atlas 12 Inch Metal Lathe


Atlas 12 Inch Metal Lathe

•Made by Clausing Corporation Model: 3996 Serial: 104952
•Excellent Condition- Ready to go- from original hobbyist owner
•With a complete list of attachments listed below
•Great all purpose lathe for a serious Hobbyist
•Included attachments shown Mounted on the lathe:
1.Steady Rest
2.3 jaw universal chuck
3.Compound cross slide
4.Tail stock

•Included attachments shown in separate pictures:
1.Five (5) separate tubing centering plates for turning tubing from 1” ID up to 5 7/8” ID
2.One (1) Milling attachment with draw bar type cutter holding set (for holding milling tools). Note: In addition to doing normal milling work, enables cutting keyways
3.One (1) 6” Faceplate with 4 ea. conventional dogs and one clamp type universal dog for irregular shaped work pieces
4.One (1) 8”-4 jaw chuck
5.Accessory small chuck
6.Follower Rest
7.Turret tool post
8.Tool post wrench
9.Chuck wrench
10.Boring bar holder
11.Accessory spindle
12.Morse taper adaptor
13.Set of tool holders in small metal box
14.Manual of lathe operation and mechanist tables (published by Clausing Corporation for this lathe)
15.Operating instructions and parts list for this lathe

Capacities: Swing over bed 12 1/2"
Swing over saddle wings 12"
Swing over cross slide 7 3/4"
Between Centers 36"
Bed Length 54"
Headstock:Hole through spindle 25/32"
Collet capacity 1/2"
Spindle nose 1 1/2"-8 Threads
Spindle nose internal taper No. 3 MT
Taper in spindle nose bushing No. 2 MT

Threads, Feeds, Speeds:
Thread Range54, 4 to 240 Standard right or left
Screw threads per inch 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 5.75, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 72, 80, 88, 92, 96, 104, 112, 120Spindle speeds, 16. Range: 28, 45, 70, 83, 112, 134, 211, 345, in the back gear drive; 164, 266, 418, 500, 685, 805, 1270, 2042 rpm in direct drive
Lead Screw 3/4" dia., 8 Acme thread per inch

Cross Slide:
Cross slide travel 6 1/2"
Cross feed screw 1/2" dia., Acme thread
Compund rest Travel 2 1/4"
Tool post 3/8" x 7/8" slot. Takes 3/8" bits or holder for 1/4" bits

Spidle 1 1/8" dia.
Spindle interanal taper No. 2 MT
Spindle travel 2 3/4"
Spindle graduations 0-3" by 1/16ths
Tailstock set-over 3/4"

Motor (furnished) 115 volt, 3/4 hp, 1725 rpm
Nema frame size 56
Motor pulley (furnished)2-step, 5/8" bore

TERMS: High bidder to prepay amount of the bid + $45.00 for palletizing + actual shipping costs via motor freight using Paypal, cashiers check, or postal money order. I will ship to lower 48 US states only. I will deliver within a 40-mile radius of Baton Rouge at no shipping cost. I must receive payment no later than 7 calendar days after bidding ends or bid will be considered invalid.

SHIPPING:Shipping terms are FOB truck, Baton Rouge, LA. Shipping weight is approximately 800 lbs. Please ask any questions prior to bidding by e-mail to:

On Oct-31-12 at 08:32:13 PDT, seller added the following information:


The weight estimate above is too high.  The lathe itself (without accessories) is probably no heavier than 400 lbs.

There are a lot of questions about shipping. There is a $65 charge (not $45 as in the description above.  Sorry, that's my mistake) to cover costs of preparing the lathe for shipment (ie crating/palletizing) and getting it to the freight company.

IN ADDITION to the $65 charge, you will need to pay whatever the costs are to ship the lathe to your destination.

However, if you are within a 40-mile radius of Baton Rouge and want us to deliver the lathe to you OR if you want to come pick it up and do not want the lathe in a crate/pallet, you do not need to pay the $65 or the shipping costs.