|Review by b2rtch||posted 03-17-2010 05:35 PM||11896 views||2 times favorited||35 comments|
I am building tow night stands and I wanted to run the front legs.
I never turned wood before in my life.
So I went to my favorite harbor Freight store and I bought this lathe which was on sale for $249.00 but as usual the manager who knows me also accepted a 20% discount, my final price was $179.00.
In addition I bought a 8 pieces HSS wood tuning tools set, also with 20% discount.
As I said this is the very first time that I use a lathe and after watching a few videos on “youtube’ I was able to turn 4spindles legs for the tables.
I am very satisfied with the lathe and I am also quite satisfied with my work.
Just out of curiosity I checked the prices of the same identical lath sold under the Jet brand.
Most the time the price is around $699.00 to 799.00 but I found it as high as above a $1000.00.
By the way on one of the website, the company selling this Jet lathe,practices false advertisement saying that they the exclusivity for this lath.
Why any one in his right mind would pay this kind of money for a brand?
Long live Harbor Freight