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Forum topic by Marcus posted 271 days ago 327 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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271 days ago

There is a used JWL 1220 up for sale in my area. Reviews seem pretty favorable of the lathe and the price seems fair at $300. Any reason I should look for another lathe as a beginner?


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#1 posted 255 days ago

Marcus did you get the lathe?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 255 days ago

Yes, but haven’t done any work with it yet. I’ve been busy at work and need to track down some turning tools.

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#3 posted 255 days ago

Congratulations! Hope you find some good chisels, maybe post a picture when you can.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 255 days ago

Even as a beginner you’ll want to get some good turning tools. The better quality tools will hold an edge much longer, and last a life time.

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#5 posted 255 days ago

Kind of my thought as well Fred, hence not buying anything yet.

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