|Forum topic by sgtsprout||posted 01-14-2012 10:03 PM||4886 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-14-2012 10:03 PM
I know this is one of those age old questions. Which lathe to buy? But I love this forum and folks always provide useful info and insight.
I am getting ready to sell off my JWL 1220 Lathe 3/4HP so the wife (She turns too and has said lets get a new/larger one) and I can move up to turning bigger project. I have done allot of research already which has me narrowed down to 2 basic lathes. (Though I am still considering the JET 1642). I have left the grizzily and some other brands off my radar beause from what I’ve seen so far just didn’t appeal to me. I am still willing to re-consider though if persuaded and if anyone suggests a certain brand.
One link I checked out was from http://www.nealaddy.org/pub/Lathe_List.html which i seen on another forum. Between this forum and the other I have done allot of looking. The perfect lathe is just out of my price range (Such as the One Ways and Robust).
Price Range and Needs
My searches narrowed it down to;
So what I am hopeing for is some insight into both of these lathes. I have looked at the reviews on here and that is part of how I narrowed down to these 2.
But what is everyones thoughts? Any bad expierences with either? Exceptional expierence with one? Should I consider other lathes? Am I missing anything?
Thanks in advance for he great help everyone provides here.
-- "There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin