|Review by murch||posted 05-23-2011 08:51 PM||7148 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I bought this little honey about 2 mts ago and have gotten very fond of it in the mean time. It has taken
some hard abuse from my awkward, inexperienced hands but we are still friends and I am certain that I have gotten very good value for money.
I was impressed right from the off with the weight of it and the general sturdy construction. It has 5 speeds that are easy to change (650 – 3000rpm) and it will turn a 10in o/d which is more than a few of them in the same price-range.
17.5in is approx what it will manage between centres, which seems about standard.
It has a 1/2hp motor and came complete with a face-plate, live centre, driver and a spanner.
It cost about E230 to buy it and have it shipped from England to my front door.
In conclusion, I think this is a perfect starter lathe that could also find favour with more professional turners.
Ask ‘em if ya got ‘em.
-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.