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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 11-20-2017 08:00 PM 138 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie75

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11-20-2017 08:00 PM

I am kind of interested in this lathe. It seems to be new because I can’t find any reviews on it. It is in my price range and the 16” capacity over the bed will fit my needs. Comments please.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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#1 posted 11-20-2017 08:22 PM

I am also looking at this lathe for the future. In researching it, I came across the previous model which is the 1624-44. Not sure, but I think the 1624 II is the newer model, and according to the Tekanatool website, it appears they only changed the color from the previous model. You can visit the Teknatool website for lots of information.

It seems that users like the lathe alot. An issue to some is that it requires manual belt changes (8 speeds). However, there is an upgrade available to replace the motor and controls to variable speed. If you do the upgrade, you will have a spare motor (original) and can go back to the manual belt changes.

I intend to do more research, particularly on whether the rotating head (which I would prefer to do without) has any issues in firmly locking down to the point that there is no movement in the headstock to bed connection, even with force.

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