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Posted on Need inputs for a Powermatic 3520 Lathe

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#1 posted 08-09-2012 03:01 PM

I own one, and to be honest, if it comes with a decent chuck, and runs fine, that seems like a steal. I paid about $3200 for mine in 2002, and it has been a horse. I have a lot of attachments now, but overall, even with being moved twice, it has been a great lathe. The only issue is you don’t get the RPM readout, you get a frequency readout with my older unit, and the readout is on the backside where you can’t see it.
I think they moved it to the front on later models.
If you are into lathing, that is a great deal for a great lathe.

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