|Review by Dedvw||posted 01-31-2011 12:56 AM||4674 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
- Delta 46-460 12-1/2" Variable-Speed Mini/Midi Lathe with optional stand
- Brand: Delta | Category: Lathes
As soon as I opened the box, I could tell Delta really put forth an effort to release a quality product. Much more Styrofoam than I am use to, making the box for this unit is very big. Everything was very well organized and in very good condition. Fit and finish was the best I have seen on a sub 1000.00 piece of equipment.
Everything took about 20 minutes to assemble (including removing it from the box). Assembly consisted of placing the Live Center and Spur Center in the lathe and setting them with a couple light taps with a piece of wood and a hammer. The tips of the Live and Spur Center could not have been closer when placing the tailstock next to the headstock after assembly.
Flipping the power switch fired up a super smooth, almost silent, piece of equipment. I spun some 2×2 pieces of maple and nothing I did slowed the 1hp motor down. I ran it on the first two belt setting (slow and med) and didn’t get any vibration whatsoever (the lathe was only placed on a rough cut piece of oak as a base). My wife came in the garage and was so impressed on how quiet it was she even tried it: )
Delta should be proud of themselves for this lathe. It’s a very fine piece of equipment.