Rand Lathe?

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Blog entry by RichPoz928 posted 11-18-2012 03:29 AM 4868 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Has anybody ever heard of Rand and if their leathes are good for beginners?

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 10:27 AM

got any pictures or more info ?

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 05:34 PM

Lathe width capacity = 21” between centers.
Lathe diameter capacity = 10-1/4” max diameter.
4 Drive speeds – 1020, 1500, 2100, 3000 RPM.
Motor is 1/2hp / 110V / 60hz / 1776rpm
Heavy-duty cast iron and steel construction.
The drive spindle is threaded 16mm x .5 pitch to accept the 6” face plate(included), or the included drive spur.
Easy, one lever adjust, ball bearing tail stock is threaded 3/4-16 with tail stock center.
Adjustable tail stock allows you to turn any size workpiece from approximately 1” in length up to 21”
Includes 12” tool rest.
Using the included 6” faceplate you can turn bowls, inside round pieces, or you can convert it to a disc sander.
Overall size is approx: 38”L x 8”W x 12.5”H
Switch has removable safety key.

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 05:24 AM

The speeds on that lathe are way too fast for a beginner. My I suggest for a inexpensive lathe good for a beginner go to HF and look at item #34706. Sign up for their shopping e-mails and wait for a 20 per cent coupon and you can get the price down around $200 which is cheap for a lathe that size. Also HF has that lathe too but in green, 1020RPM is just too fast even for small items. I had a HF 34706 lathe for 10 years, learned to turn on it, and after 10 years and alot of turning I sold it, paid $250 sold for $125 so that lathe cost me $12.50 a year, not bad. And the HF lathe is 3/4 HP, varible speed (lowest 600 rpm) comes with a faceplate and the headstock sweivels for outboard turning.

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 07:20 AM

Thanks for the advice, my wife already bought it so i guess i’m going to be learning on that one until i get money to buy another.

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