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Forum topic by Bill Szydlo posted 351 days ago 1194 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Szydlo

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351 days ago

I am considering purchasing a new lathe to be used primarily for bowls, hollow forms and platters. I have basically narrowed it down to either the Vega 2600 or Nova 2024 and would appreciate any advice about either. With the current price of a 3520b around $4000 I don’t know if spending the extra $1000 would be worth it. I don’t know anyone in my area that uses either lathe so I hoping someone on this forum is willing to share their experiences.
Thanks,
Bill


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Loren

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#1 posted 351 days ago

You might consider that in that price range, having a
bowl lathe custom made locally becomes an option.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#2 posted 350 days ago

I was going ask you to shoot you Bill Grumbine an e-mail he was a spokesman for Vega 2600 lathe at one time apparently has sold it. Here is what others have to say.

http://www.woodturnersresource.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1367622771

http://www.aawforum.org/vbforum/showthread.php?t=3960

If only turned bowls would definitely look at 2 Hp model.

http://vegawoodworking.com/

Only problem have with Nova DVR 2024 lathe is price, not sure worth $3200. Do not see optional outboard tool rest that normally offered for Nova 1624-44 & DVR XP lathes.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2084108/36336/Nova-DVR-2024-Lathe.aspx

If want to do both bowls & hollow forms definitely go for the 3520B and don’t look back.

-- Bill

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