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Forum topic by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 08-08-2008 01:35 AM 3556 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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08-08-2008 01:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe

My next door neighbor is interested in purchasing a mini lathe for Christmas. I personally have the Grizzly G0624 which I find no fault with for the moderate amount of hobby turning I do. He likes to buy Made in America things as much as he can, sorry, no offense meant to our non-American brethen.

Was just wondering if anyone knows of any decent mini lathes that are MIA and can comment on them.

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com


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#1 posted 08-08-2008 01:38 AM

i don’t know if the jet mini lathe is made here, but it is a really nice machine for the price.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 01:45 AM

That was my other recommendation to him. No where can I find Jet committing to it being MIA so that means it probably isn’t…

-- Rich, WNY, www.nyrockingchairs.com

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Zuki

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#3 posted 08-08-2008 02:08 AM

Some General stuff is made in Canada.

http://www.general.ca/

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#4 posted 08-08-2008 02:42 AM

I could be wrong, but I think I read somewhere that Delta is bringing back their manufacturing to the states.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#5 posted 08-11-2008 04:45 AM

Lee Valley has the Taig lathe http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=43104&cat=1,330,50260 not sure where it is made.

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#6 posted 08-11-2008 09:40 PM

Taig is American made. Add a wee lit’l Baldor motor and you’re in business.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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