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JET 16" x 42" Variable Speed Wood Lathe WL-1642-2EVS ~ 2HP, 230V

JET 16" x 42" Variable Speed Wood Lathe WL-1642-2EVS ~ 2HP, 230V

09-07-2016 12:17 AM by XDM525 | 7 comments »

After 10 days of research and comparison I decided on a Jet . Many factors were resolved but the hangup was finding a lathe at the best price from a company that would give confidence in the purchase and the process. I wanted to save the $170 sales tax dollars too. So I got on line looking for the lathe. What I found was lots of companies that did not have the 1642 in stock. Finally, I found one on ebay (eqss1) and at a price 600 bucks less than anyone else. Too good to be true. Long...

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Acceptable

Acceptable

09-06-2016 03:46 AM by Rick M. | 4 comments »

Background: I purchased this lathe used from a woodworking club and it saw plenty of use. I have owned it for about 6 months. They were having a problem with it overheating and shutting down and sold it relatively cheap. The control box has vents on top that allow dust and chips to fall into the box and it had become packed with detritus blocking airflow to the electronics. After cleaning out the box I’ve had no problems with it shutting down. This is the 4th lathe I’ve owned and ...

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Nova DVR Galaxi Lathe Enhancements

Nova DVR Galaxi Lathe Enhancements

07-10-2016 02:39 AM by Jim Jakosh | 10 comments »

In my first review of this new lathe, I brought up 3 things that I felt needed improvement. One was the tailstock quill thread that was reversed, the second was the indexing was hard to read and the third was the on/off switches being flat and in different locations. Well two out of three are fixed and the third I’ll have to live with ( maybe). The new quill and screw were installed in the tailstock but I had to relocate the key pin to the bottom so I could read the graduations that ...

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Excellent Lathe Fixture

Excellent Lathe Fixture

06-25-2016 08:22 PM by TheDane | 3 comments »

I love my lathe … but I hate the built-in indexing system! Enter the Alisam Engineering Indexing System ( http://alisam.com/page/14g9e/Woodworking_turning_OT.html ) Here is what the manufacturer says about it: The system consists of a 10 inch, extensively laser engraved with index lines every 5 degrees and degree marks every 15 degrees, anodized aluminum plate with the appropriate ID for your spindle, with three concentric rows of indexing holes. There are three rows of indexing h...

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Rikon lathe stand leg personal opinion

Rikon lathe stand leg personal opinion

05-19-2016 02:37 AM by playingwithmywood | 0 comments »

I understand why Rikon made the legs of this stand the way they did since it is a universal stand and this design is to make it as stable as possible in all situations but they have always annoyed the heck out of me and since the stand came with the lathe since I bought it used I finally solved the annoyance myself and only wish I would have done this sooner I share this cause others might be having the same thoughts of annoyance well I cut my bent legs at the angle weld and then wel...

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Harbor Freight 14" x 40" Wood Lathe: Best for the Small Shop?

Harbor Freight 14" x 40" Wood Lathe: Best for the Small Shop?

03-11-2016 04:15 PM by ThomasLightle | 6 comments »

As always comments are welcome and encouraged. I have been looking into buying a lathe for some time now. I mainly need it to turn some simple dowels, but I would like to pick up the skill of turning beautiful pieces as well.The Harbor Freight 14” x 40” wood lather is mostly written off by critics mainly because it is an entry-level tool by Harbor Freight. I use this video to highlight why I think it is perfect for my shop and my needs at this moment. Here are a list of some...

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My new lathe!

My new lathe!

03-07-2016 06:25 PM by turninburls | 5 comments »

I just wanted to post my opinion about this lathe. I purchased it about 3 months ago for $500.00. Please keep in mind that my previous lathe is a pre 50’s Delta. I wanted to upgrade so I had more versatility, size accomodation and variable speed. I researched different lathes for several months prior to my purchase and could not find anything about this Woodtek. Its a well built machine that runs smooth and quiet. I was a bit concerned that the 3/4hp motor may not be suffient but I have...

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Review of the Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 Wood Lathe

Review of the Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 Wood Lathe

12-24-2015 07:25 PM by Jim Jakosh | 34 comments »

I received my new Nova Galaxi DVR 1644 wood lathe from Teknatool. This is a Beta Model … one of 20 and not yet on the market. It came assembled ( except for the legs) in one crate (525#) and was very well packed. I installed the 66” bed on my lathe station instead of using the legs that come with it because I have the layout of everything right there. It took just 2 adapter plates on either end to mount it . The crate warmed the barn for 2 days This is a very fine...

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Not just a pen lathe

Not just a pen lathe

11-24-2015 01:57 AM by Woodmaster1 | 1 comment »

I purchased this lathe at Johnson’s lumber wood expo in Sept. I can’t tell you how much needed to be assembled as I got the last one and it was the show model. I just completed turning a segmented bowl and it worked great. It did slow down if I got too aggressive but as long as watched that no problems. So far I have turned several Christmas ornaments, 3 lidded bowls, and two segmented bowls. The lathe has performed great. I added the bed extension and the fit was ok but needed to...

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Grizzly GO766 first thoughts

Grizzly GO766 first thoughts

10-25-2015 12:33 AM by Patrick | 8 comments »

So far, not real impressed with the whole new Grizzly lathe thing. To began with, it was supposed to come to Clarkston Wa, (300 miles from Seattle). Instead it was miss directed by Fedex and ended up in Denver CO. (900 miles the wrong way!) A week latter I get a beat up box, with a heavily scratched up lathe, ( all the blocking for securing it was broke lose). but as for the mechanical parts, it was or seem to be all in working order. I spent several hours, cleaning, leveling an...

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