Midi Lathe vs Mini Lathe

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Forum topic by LarryDNJR posted 01-25-2010 11:15 PM 8070 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2010 11:15 PM

I have a newbie question for you what is the difference between a Midi Lathe and a Mini Lathe other than 1 letter difference in the name? :)

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 02:21 AM

It’s semantics, as far as I can tell. I have a Jet 1220, and have seen it referred to as a midi. It has handles on it,and my 57 year old wore out body with bad knees carried it down the basement steps . It’s a mini the way I’m looking at it.

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 08:46 AM

From what I’ve seen thee difference is size. Mini is up to 10” and midi are 12” and up. All of both class are short spindle length, although a lot have bed extentions.

Just my opinion.


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