|Review by Troutsman||posted 01-19-2012 09:37 PM||8897 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
- Central Machinery 8" x 12" Bench Top Wood Lathe # 95607
- Brand: Central Machinery | Category: Lathes
I have been very impressed with this lathe. Although this review is based off of no other experience from any other lathes, I have to give it a high rating. It is by far the least expensive lathe on the market and with the famous 20% off discount from harbor freight can be bought for under $100. I picked mine up for $96 at our local harbor freight.
This lathe has variable speed dial that is very convenient to work on your piece from turning, sanding, and finishing. I would recommend this lathe for anyone that is wanting to find out if they want to get into turning before buying the $300+ other models that have the same components.
The only complaint that I can even come up with, and it is not much of a complaint is that it does not have a turning wheel on the live center that you can manually turn your work. I still do this but use the mandrel or the live center when turning it instead of a nice turning dial like on the Jet model.
Hope this helps another beginner with the decision on which lathe to start out with.