|Forum topic by Marcus||posted 11-09-2013 02:50 PM||2431 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
11-09-2013 02:50 PM
So I have a bunch of Home Depot gift cards that I have just been sitting around and decided to put them towards a lathe. So for the sake of this argument, the lathe universe consists of just whats available at home depot. Im new to turning, just looking to make simple/smaller items….a few pens, maybe a small bowl or two…and want something benchtop so that I can store it away (I dont have a problem moving/lifting 100 lbs, so thats not a worry). I am also looking for variable speed for the convenience factor. It looks like my 3 choices are:
This looks great because it would mean almost $0 out of pocket. From looking at reviews, there seems to be some QA issues with them as well.
The digital readout seems to be pretty cool and the turning head might prove useful for future use. Very little for reviews out there.
Largest and most powerful (on paper at least) of the 3.
Any thoughts from anyone out there on the three above?