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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 12:27 AM

I look for the tool that will do the job I want it to do and that is designed heavy enough to hold up or have enough power to cut what I want to cut. Also, I am frugal so I don’t discount the Harbor Freight stuff just because it is cheap. But by buying a cheaper tool, I expect that it might need some tweaking to come up to my standard of performance. I do rework a lot of new tools when I buy them.

It would be nice to have a $7000 American Beauty lathe, but I can’t justify that for what I do and a $350 Craftsman will do everything I need it to do. You get what you pay for but I don’t like to pay for a whole lot more than I need…if that makes sense!!


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