|Forum topic by Kennie||posted 09-05-2016 02:27 PM||821 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
09-05-2016 02:27 PM
I am brand new (never turned) to woodturning. Hoping to begin a long term hobby (I am retired and my wife wants me out of the house). Thought I would try my hand at pens, bowls, etc. Realizing I need a lathe and doing a bunch of research I have come up with a couple of alternatives:
Delta Industrial 46-460 12-1/2-Inch Variable-Speed Midi Lathe
General International $600
The Maxi-Lathe VF 25-114QC M1 features a simple belt and pulley system allowing 3 variable speed ranges: 250 to 800, 550 to 1700 and 1200 to 3600 RPM with electronic control. It offers a 14 in. swing over bed, 10-3/4 in. swing over tool rest and a 17 in. distance between centers. Making it ideal for small to medium hobby and production uses. With a cast-iron bed, headstock and an open cast-iron tail stock, it also has a 1 in. tool rest post for flex-free turning. The tool rest and tail stock are equipped with steel lock levers for positive locking action. With 24 indexing positions in 15Â° increments and a spindle lock, the 25 – 114 M1 has a 3/4 HP 110-Volt, 5 A motor with reverse operation. The headstock thread is a standard 1×8 TPI to accommodate standard after-market accessories. The head and tail stock are fitted with a standard MT2 Morse taper. The lathe is factory supplied with a 6 in. tool rest; 3 in. face plate, live center, spur center, knock-out bar, spindle wrench.
Stable cast-iron frame, head and tail stock to reduce chatter and vibration for smoother turning
Any help by anyone would be greatly appreciated.
-- Kenny from AZ