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Posted on ok so im about to buy a lathe. what else will i need?

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 08:05 PM

I would make sure I have a 6” tool rest (or 12” if it comes with the 6”). An adjustable chuck something like a “Oneway” chuck. Don’t get a cheapie for this one. A jacobs chuck with a taper fitting to match you head/tail stock. A set of inside and outside calipers- they don’t have to be digital.

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