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Forum topic by DDJ posted 04-16-2018 12:57 PM 382 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2018 12:57 PM

I’ll be upgrading to a full size lathe this fall and I think I’ve made up my mind on which one it will be but I’m still looking and studying them all. But I ran across this one that I wasn’t aware off and wondering if anyone had any knowledge or experience with. Thanks Dave
https://www.baileigh.com/variable-speed-wood-lathe-wl-1847vs


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#1 posted 04-17-2018 02:12 PM

I think I answered my own question. It looks like a re-badged Grizzly GO 733

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#2 posted 04-17-2018 02:35 PM

Have no exerience with that lathe but not a bad price of $1795 without knowning shipping cost.

Baileigh almost the same as Grizzly all about specs sometimes the same and other times Baileigh comes up little better so would definitely check the specs. Laquna had the same model but has updated their lathe line up so don’t see that same size any more.

Like you said Grizzly model of that lathe G0733 sells for $1885 + $169 shipping their GO766, 22×42 sells for $1795 + $169 shipping might be better deal.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 04-19-2018 10:33 PM

There are a few companies that handle this same lathe. I had a Craftex lathe like this that had a DC motor. They all had DC motors at one time and they all had problems. I believe they have AC motors now. My DC lasted just until the warranty ran out. I worked out a deal from the company I bought it from and now have the same lathe with the AC motor. It has been a good machine with lots of power. I really like the sliding headstock
Al

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#4 posted 04-22-2018 05:47 AM

I have a couple friends that use the Grizzly version. G0733, They have been using them for a couple years now and the only complaint that I have heard them talk about is the 25mm tool rest post. Most lathes of that size have a 1” post. So tool rest options are limited. Pretty small issue I think.
I own a Jet 16X42. No complaints here, it has been a fine lathe.
Recently though, I have been turning with Jimmy Clewes. I get over to his shop about once a month lately.
He picked up a Laguna Revo 2436 late last year. Every time I go over I grab it. Love this lathe, and I have used it 5 or 6 times now.
I have said in the past, that if I had known about the Grizzly lathe when I bought my Jet, I would have got the Grizzly hands down. More swing, and save $500.
So I have never used the Grizzly. Just trusted friends opinions and experiences. Today I like the Laguna, but it is a full 2k more than the grizzly or the baileigh that you are looking at.
So I was looking at Jet and Powermatic when I was lathe shopping. My budget did not allow for the PM. So Jet won the day. As much as I like the Laguna. Budget limits would still push me to the Grizzly option.

-- John

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#5 posted 04-22-2018 12:29 PM

Thanks for all the replies folks. I’ve pretty much settled on the Nova Saturn as I really don’t need the 40” bed length but I’m still doing my window shopping. The grizzly’s and laguna’s look very tempting. my shop is in my basement so that’s another consideration. My 69 year old carcass isn’t fond of moving heavy objects down stair wells. So for now I’ll just enjoy looking. Dave

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