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#1 posted 06-07-2012 08:54 PM

I wish I had the square footage for the larger lathe; time sharing the garage with the cars means everything needs to be put away at the end of the day in the winter. At this point, pretty much everything is on wheels here and I just can’t seem to find the extra real estate for another full size piece of equipment.

It’s always the accessories that cost the most; I’m working on a list for Father’s Day gift ideas, but, I’ll pick up a few of the items when I pick up the lathe. The “must play with the new tool” instinct will take over almost immediately upon arriving at the house.

Michael, you hit the nail on the head..it’s tough to look at the HF lathe, factor in a 20% off coupon, and then go out and spend another ~$200 on a nearly identical item. That being said, I’ve never regretted spending a little extra and buying a quality tool.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau


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