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Forum topic by Karda posted 02-06-2017 06:37 PM 1358 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2017 06:37 PM

Hi, I am looking at this lathe it is within my price range and also I can get it in the house myself but it is MT#1 could you tell me its limitations. keep in mind at my age I won’t be still using it 20 years from now. thanks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161056127095?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


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#1 posted 02-06-2017 06:40 PM

LOL – They want $130 for it on e-bay… and you can buy it NEW at harbor freight for $80 (or about $65 with a coupon).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 02-06-2017 06:50 PM

I saw that but it was a super bowl sale, I went to there web site this morning and didn’t see. don’t now about coupons where are they

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#3 posted 02-06-2017 06:58 PM

I saw that but it was a super bowl sale, I went to there web site this morning and didn t see. don t now about coupons where are they
- Karda

Usually you can get a 20% off and a ‘free gift’ coupon on their web sites main page… and if they don’t have them there, you can usually find them here: http://www.harborfreight.com/digitalsavings.html (free gift this go around is a 25 foot tape measure). Occasionally, you can find a 25% off coupon, but those are usually in print form (monthly flyer, magazines, etc…), not on the web site.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: You don’t actually have to print the coupon out if you have a smart phone – just pull it up on the phone and they will scan it from there.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 02-06-2017 07:27 PM

Karda, check again. I was just on their site and it is $80.00. You can also sign up on their website and receive a monthly flyer. Every flyer has the coupons in them and more. As far as limitations, a 1/3 hp at 3amps doesn’t sound like much but I not familiar with that lathe. I’m sure you can make some bowls from it. Hopefully someone will chime in who has one and can give their opinion.

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#5 posted 02-06-2017 08:19 PM

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#6 posted 02-06-2017 09:36 PM

I have a Jet mini lathe, which is about the same size as this one I think. I have used it for years. I can turn a bowl almost 10” in diameter on it, and I have the optional extended bed for longer turnings. Get the little lathe and have a blast! You can make pens and a bunch of other cool thongs with it also.

-- I'm happiest when I have wheels on my feet or sawdust in my hair.

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#7 posted 02-07-2017 12:17 AM

thanks for the site and coupons, do you just print them off and take them to the store, do they expire thanks Mike

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#8 posted 02-07-2017 12:28 AM

They do expire but usually they don’t check that close. For me, they often just look at the coupon and type the code in. Boom, 20% on the single item. Then if they aren’t busy, they will tell you what the free item is so you can go grab it.

You can print it or show it on your smart phone. Either way gets it done.

-- Travis, Virginia, www.facebook.com/CreativeWoodworksHybla

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#9 posted 02-07-2017 12:33 AM

can you buy online and pick up at store

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#10 posted 02-07-2017 12:47 AM

I don’t know about buying online and store pickup, but the coupon is good till 2/28. You can print it, but I just look it up on my smart phone and show it at check out. On the web site there is an 800 number. Call and ask about in store pick up or availability.

-- John

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#11 posted 02-07-2017 02:59 AM

ok thanks

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#12 posted 02-07-2017 05:51 AM

If you make the mistake of giving them your address you’ll get about 2 per month.

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#13 posted 02-07-2017 01:05 PM



can you buy online and pick up at store

- Karda

Not sure about in store pickup but I know they are generally willing to help load your vehicle if you need help. I’ve seen it at my local store. Also, Harbor Freight isn’t a huge store like HD OR Lowe’s. Think Dollar Store. Good luck and let us know if you like it.

-- Travis, Virginia, www.facebook.com/CreativeWoodworksHybla

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#14 posted 02-07-2017 06:59 PM

ok thanks

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#15 posted 02-07-2017 11:22 PM

I wouldn’t be too concerned with the 1MT. Most wood lathes are 2MT but items for 1MT are available; there just may not be as large a selection or the price may be slightly higher.
I agree with DD that the 1/3 HP, 3 amp motor is pretty small. Still there are hundreds of different items which it should have enough power to turn without bogging down.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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