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Posted on Rikon vs. Central Machinery Mini Lathe

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 09:03 PM

$200 extra today in the pocket is always hard to pass on, but the way I look at tools is trying to look a year ahead – in a year from now, those $200 would be spent one way or another, would you be happy with a lesser tool/machine or would you rather have the one you really wanted to begin with?

sometimes the above statement is harder to justify/decide, but in this case, I would go for the Rikon. I’ve personally seen both, and the Rikon is just a better quality machine in all senses.

VS is yet another good thing to consider as mentioned in another comment. but not necessary – just a matter of convenience.

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