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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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#6 posted 05-01-2018 08:27 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.

Thanks everyone. I’m still looking at lathes. Bill-I did look at the grizzly 766 but I think grizzly uses the same legs for this lathe that they use for the 733. Someone correct me if I’m wrong. So with the increased swing capacity of the 766 over the 733 that would put the spindle hieght way to high for me since I’m somewhat hieght callenged at 5 ft 8”. I know I could build a platform but that would be something more to trip over. Right now I’m torn between grizzly and Nova. The grizzly 733 does look good to me.
Dave

- Wildwood


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#7 posted 05-01-2018 09:42 PM

You’re going to like the Saturn if you go that route.

-- mrg

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#8 posted 05-01-2018 10:21 PM



You’re going to like the Saturn if you go that route.

- mrg

Do you have one? Someone has them on sale right now. Woodcraft maybe

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#9 posted 05-01-2018 11:06 PM

I was just reading the spec sheet on all three lathes.
The G0766 has a floor to center of 45-1/2”
http://cdn2.grizzly.com/specsheets/g0766_ds.pdf
And the G0733 is 44-7/8”
http://cdn0.grizzly.com/specsheets/g0733_ds.pdf
What I could find on the nova says 47-5/6” or 1214mm. with legs. Says nothing about floor to center. I think that is total height.
https://www.teknatool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NOVA-DVR-Saturn-Lathe-Manual-FINAL-Version-115-0917-010-22.09.2017_old-format.pdf
Looking at my Jet lathe, there is about 3” above the center of the spindle to the top of the lathe. I bet they are all within an inch or two of each other.
I am vertically challenged as well. Just in the opposite direction as you. lol
My Jet 16X42evs was 44-1/2” out of the box.
They also have adjustable feet under them, which was not enough for me at 6’-4” tall. I had to put my lathe on blocks.
So a Lathe out of the box is so low for me that it hurts my back to use it for any length of time.
I was told to get the proper height I should cover my heart and measure from the tip of my elbow to the floor.
This should give you the proper spindle height. Worked very well for me.
My spindle with the lathe on blocks is at 48-1/2”. a full 4” above how it came.
Also, there is only a 5/8” height difference between the two Grizzly lathes. So I think the legs will be different.
Seems like a lot of brands look the same with different paint jobs.
I read for months before I pulled the trigger on my lathe.
Good Luck.

-- John

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#10 posted 05-01-2018 11:28 PM

You’re going to like the Saturn if you go that route.

- mrg

Do you have one? Someone has them on sale right now. Woodcraft maybe

.

- DDJ

I have the Nova DVR XP, the Saturn is the new version of my lathe

-- mrg

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#11 posted 05-02-2018 01:02 PM



I was just reading the spec sheet on all three lathes.
The G0766 has a floor to center of 45-1/2”
http://cdn2.grizzly.com/specsheets/g0766_ds.pdf
And the G0733 is 44-7/8”
http://cdn0.grizzly.com/specsheets/g0733_ds.pdf
What I could find on the nova says 47-5/6” or 1214mm. with legs. Says nothing about floor to center. I think that is total height.
https://www.teknatool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NOVA-DVR-Saturn-Lathe-Manual-FINAL-Version-115-0917-010-22.09.2017_old-format.pdf
Looking at my Jet lathe, there is about 3” above the center of the spindle to the top of the lathe. I bet they are all within an inch or two of each other.
I am vertically challenged as well. Just in the opposite direction as you. lol
My Jet 16X42evs was 44-1/2” out of the box.
They also have adjustable feet under them, which was not enough for me at 6 -4” tall. I had to put my lathe on blocks.
So a Lathe out of the box is so low for me that it hurts my back to use it for any length of time.
I was told to get the proper height I should cover my heart and measure from the tip of my elbow to the floor.
This should give you the proper spindle height. Worked very well for me.
My spindle with the lathe on blocks is at 48-1/2”. a full 4” above how it came.
Also, there is only a 5/8” height difference between the two Grizzly lathes. So I think the legs will be different.
Seems like a lot of brands look the same with different paint jobs.
I read for months before I pulled the trigger on my lathe.
Good Luck.

- bigJohninvegas

Thanks John I’ll be looking for a while yet before I pull the trigger on a new lathe. What I really need first is a new bandsaw so I’m looking at those too.

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