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Forum topic by bigarm posted 05-17-2016 03:43 AM 1279 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-17-2016 03:43 AM

I am dying thinking this over. From the advice I have gotten, I am going to go the electronic variable speed way. I am going to go with Grizzly as the others are a good $1000 more. I think I am down to these two models:GO766 or GO733. Either one is plenty big enough. People have reported good things about 766 but haven’t read as much about 733. Obviously there is a difference in size 22” vs 18”. The 733 is a little shorter which could be a plus for a 63 year old man with a bad neck, but I don’t know if it is that much of a difference. The 733 is more expensive which is a minus, but why is it more expensive? If it is definitely better, then I would definitely go with it as the price difference isn’t that much and shipping is the same.
Also, what accessories do I need right away?

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 04:16 AM

You have two different kinds of lathe there one is a woodworking lathe the Go733

and the other is a Metal lathe the Go776 .

I am thinking you meant the G0766

Of the Go733 the bed is 5” longer so if you are making Legs for tables and such that is a great lathe and you can also do anything else on it too. It has 18” swing and a 2hp motor on sale for $1650 which is pretty good deal.

The Go766 has a 22” swing with a 3hp motor with the bed of 42” instead of the 47 but if you are not turning 40” legs or columns for porches and with the price tag of $1575 it makes a great deal.

Both have the 1 1/4×8 spindles and MT 2 tapers and pretty close to the same to except the Go766 has the •10º spindle indexing which the other does not. So if you do a lot of off axis turning and other things like that it would be nice to have.

So the big question is what do you plan to do for turning and we can better answer your question.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 04:24 AM

Thanks, you are absolutely right, it should be 0766.

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 11:18 PM

So did you pull the trigger yet? I think the 766 will be a really good lathe.
Good luck

-- John

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 01:25 AM

Yes, I ordered the 766 yesterday along with some tools from D-Way and a grinder and Wolverine jig from Amazon. Expensive day.

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