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Posted on Advice on lathe purchase. Delta 46-700

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 11:13 PM

I have the 46-715 and appears to be a very near cousin. I’ve had it a couple of years and it is serving me well. It is a little noisy due to the way the variable speed belt system works. The only problem I have had is the On/Off switch has failed three times. I replaced it once and have used the old switch to repair the new one twice. The -715 version has the power switch located above the head stock. It is equipped with an extra large OFF safety device which apparently exerts uneven pressure on the switch causing it to break internally.

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