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#1 posted 02-15-2013 06:45 PM

I bought a Magma branded midi lathe and I love it. It’s made in Taiwan so I would think you will find the same lathe in the US with another brand. here in Europe I have seen several brands on this lathe. great variable speed and the machining is excellent. Works well and has enough power for bowls and heaver stuff. I have about 7 inches over the bed which is good for a midi lathe. Variable speed is excellent, soft start won’t throw the chuck key at you if you forget to remove it :-), has 24 position indexing. It should also cost less in the US than here, the model was a 175 FU – you can see a picture of it on my shop site.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy


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