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#1 posted 12-15-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks Dan. I already read a lot of good advice from the other thread, but I wanted to hear something a bit closer to my needs and to really know what would be needed as a minimum.

OK, so now knowing that a 4 jaw head chuck and eventually a jacobs chuck would be needed (that said, I mentioned pen turning as a curiosity, but I might actually never do one and the small knobs and toy parts are likely to be the only things I’ll use the lathe for), would that particular lathe still be the cheapest way to my goals, or because it is a #1MT instead of #2, would that make those same accessories more expensive and hard to find, and is there any money or headache to be saved in the short term by going for their larger lathe? I don’t mean the midi lathe, but their big one. Space is a concern though, and it seems silly to have something so big.

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