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Forum topic by derek81 posted 11-17-2009 01:58 AM 785 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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derek81

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11-17-2009 01:58 AM

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Can anyone help me out? I am interested in getting going in wood turning. I have been somewhat trained and I have a small bench top lathe that doesn’t belong to me but is in my shop. So I am looking to get my own lathe. I need to get my own lathe, it is like an itch that I can’t reach. I need help, I have been looking at Grizzly lathes, they look good, but I read a bad review. I am looking to spend up to $800, but I want to make sure I get my money work. I like the grizzly G0462. Any other suggestions. I really want to turn bowls, that is my interest at this point.
Thanks so much
Derek


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#1 posted 11-17-2009 02:02 AM

Where are you from? I have a Nova 3000 With VFD that I am selling.

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#2 posted 11-17-2009 02:47 AM

Illinois Central

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 06:26 AM

Just getting started, look for a used lathe. There are lots of them out there, take your time. After you work on that for a while and decide you want a better one look at the Powermatic 3520b. I think it is the best for the money.
Save part of that lathe money for a good Nova or Oneway chuck (or similar type) to put on what ever lathe you you find.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 06:29 AM

I agree with LesB. There are a lot of good used lathes out therre, but make sure you get attachments! (or have left over oney for them)

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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