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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 05:22 PM

I paid $40 for mine, it has a 4” tool rest available, uses a #1MT and the head uses a 3/4” 16tpi for chucks. It fine for making the things you suggested. Check out OWWM if you want to find out more info about it.

Any less than $100 and it would be a good buy.

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