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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:57 pm

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clemsonguy1125 wrote:What do you think of this, about 300 for a kit
http://www.taigtools.com/mlathe.html

Not bad but are you sure you want to pay that much?

No, not at all, but, Im looking for a used one, closer to 200.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 pm

I think it looks ok but I'm sure you can find something better.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:09 pm

Apparently its decent, but my first choice would be a sherline, Id go up to 250-300 for a sed version but I havent seen an for that
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:31 pm

Keep your eyes open for deals like this.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:45 pm

Job is mine !!! Night stock crew
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:50 pm

Nice stuff, was your boss at Denny's like this guy?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:25 am

Gun Freak wrote:Not bad but are you sure you want to pay that much?


$159.40 for a lathe kit is extremely reasonable, once you accept the tiny dimensions and consequent limitations of such a device.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:38 am

Oh I only saw the 300. Ok in that case, sure, not a bad deal.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:57 am

Gun Freak wrote:Oh I only saw the 300. Ok in that case, sure, not a bad deal.


So... you'll think about it?

;)

You'd still be making it yourself, but from proper parts :D
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:27 am

I'll consider it too, that should suffice for my purposes, but a Sherline mill will still be bought.

But $160 is stupendously good.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:37 am

Zeus wrote:But $160 is stupendously good.


Yup. Shame about the short bed, surely there's a longer version out there.

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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:19 pm

The 159 does not include some key parts, and none include a tailstock. Would it be easy to manufactor one.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:49 pm

Isn't it a metal lathe? You don't need a tailstock.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:26 pm

Gun Freak wrote:You don't need a tailstock.


... unless you need to drill holes in anything ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:49 pm

Gun Freak wrote: You don't need a tailstock.


Or turn long objects.

Or to make your lathe look complete.

But if I want a tailstock, thank god for regional dealers.
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