|Forum topic by Supafat||posted 10-21-2010 05:39 PM||1462 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
10-21-2010 05:39 PM
I did something bad the other night. I have a Rand mini lathe, that i broke the tail stock the other night. I cannot seem to find the parts to fix it. So now i have to look to buy a new lathe.
I was hoping to upgrade my lathe in a couple of months like in march after i have been turning for a year. now i am in a pickle. I cannot afford to go out and by the Delta 46-455 that i was hoping to get in march of next year.
But if I but a new one now, will be hard for me to get a new one in a couple of months
So I could purchase another 149 dollar rand mini from harbor freight. I really do not want to get another rand because of the design, and it being loud.
So here is what i am looking at
SHOP FOX W1752 Mini Wood Lathe – $246.67
RIKON Mini Lathe, Item #832637 from Woodcraft – $349.99
Jet JML-1014I 10’’ X 14’’ Indexing Mini Lathe – $349.99
Excelsior Mini Lathe, Item #33207 from Rockler – 249.99
Please tell me your experiences with the lathes and which one you would recommend.