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Forum topic by BenDupre posted 05-30-2017 06:38 PM 541 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BenDupre

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05-30-2017 06:38 PM

So i picked up this conversion kit from Penn State Industries. It does not state specifically in the literature that it fits my Harbor Freight 10×18 lathe but I think it is compatible. Has anyone fit one onto the HF lathe? Does it just bolt on or is there anythin more complicated?

Any comments on operation? Power? The motor appears to be quite smaller.

Could use advice.
Thanks!

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magaoitin

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#1 posted 05-30-2017 08:04 PM

I was looking at this for my Jet, but haven’t bitten the bullet yet. If you look at the customer reviews on the PSI website about 1/4 of the 60 reviews state that it bolted right up to their HF 10×18’s.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 08:08 PM

Jeff, thanks. I read some of the Q/A s and got the idea that it was compatible. A couple of them said they used it on thier Rockler Excelsior lathe which is the same as the HF I am pretty sure. How similar is your Jet to the HF?

BTW if you are considering, you can get 10% off right now.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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magaoitin

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 09:56 PM

They look nearly identical, apart from the on off switch. I have the Jet JWL-1220.

That added 10% off is what is tempting me right now.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#4 posted 05-30-2017 11:52 PM

I can only say I thought I saw someone here buy this for there HF lathe. Hope it works out for you. It would sure upgrade your lathe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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