Long Story Short.....

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Blog entry by Levier2011 posted 07-30-2013 04:52 PM 811 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Long Story short….

I started my turning hobbies or Carrier using a inexpensive 80%plastic and 200% made in China lathe
form Canadian Tire (local store here in Canada)

After developing and advancing in my turning techniques I decided to move forward with a better lathe
and my choice was the Steel City Variable Speed Midi Lath

This lathe was great for me, my turning skill improve to the point that now I was investing in sharpening tools jigs and better turning tools….the down side was that the tool rest broke in 2 (cheap casting) during a proyect, The of switch was not working and the DC Motor exploded…melted after 1 year all the replacement parts were delivered to me so this lathe was sold…

Working with the Delta 46-460 is above and beyond my expectations. Robust, Quiet, precise and other wonderful things that I can talk about this lathe

Im now moving forward putting priorities first and Im suffering from space constrains and turning time

I just got a Shopsmith so all my individual or stay along stations must find another owner …….

I will be posting my findings, lessons learned, tool reviews and similar information about my new power tool

One of the many reasons that made me change from stand alone stations to the Shopsmit are common things like most of us
Space, Turning or time in the Garage, Priorities and Kids Toys….

The other reasons are the “Made In China” with low quality tools. Craftsman is the best example use to have 100% hand and power tools
And my Drill Press and Table Saw (Craftsman) plastic, low quality and very inaccurate during the time that they are in use

My research took more than a 2 years to chooes form the State of the art Saw Stop and the robust Lathe
The the all in one Shopsmith from Craig list

My restoration is almost completed and I will share my proyects ideas and what is like to work with a shopsmith

Thanks for reading …

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 07:58 PM

I applaud your decision to go with Shopsmith. They are very nice machines.

If you have specific questions check out the Shopsmith Forums Lots SS specific knowledge and really great people over there.

-- - Terry

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