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sgv

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11-14-2013 02:16 PM

Question about this lathe
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NOVA 46300 Comet II Variable Speed Mini Lathe 2013 Edition, 12-Inch x 16 1/2-Inch, Silver, Amazon $499.99 free shipping, I was thinking about getting the Delta 46-460, Amazon $693.67

So my question is, is the Delta worth $193.68 more? With the money I save I can buy a set of starter tools I know Nova makes lathe parts and there reputation is good
Delta Customer service dicey at best, I want to turn bowls, Christmas ornaments,rings, ect
Thanks in advance
SGV

soooooo LJs which lathe ?

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 02:29 PM

Nova knows lathes. I’ve been very happy with mine although it’s not that model. I can’t compare it to the Delta.

Now this however:

I want to turn bowels,

You don’t need a lathe for that. A bad batch of chili or yesterday’s sushi can do that for much cheaper.

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 02:33 PM

I can’t help you in your decision, I have never seen the Comet. I have the Delta and I am very happy with it. Some people have had problems with the switch on the Delta but so far I haven’t. I have read some bad things about Delta’s customer service, but I have never had to use, so I don’t know how valid they are. I have read good reports about the Comet. I had a Nova 1624 lathe and really liked it. Only reason I sold it and got the Delta was to gain more room in my small shop. The only Nova product I have had that I would not recommend to anyone, even my worst enemy is their sharpening system. Mine went in the scrap metal pile. To add to your confusion, check out the Jet 1221, it is a very nice lathe also.

If you really get into bowl turning, you will want a bigger lathe in the future.

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 02:38 PM

Just joe Knee surgery yesterday and pain pills today

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 03:04 PM

I like the features on the Nova better than on my Delta, although
I haven’t used the Nova I’d think their lathe would be good.

http://www.amazon.com/NOVA-46300-Variable-Edition-12-Inch/product-reviews/B00C2ASVNY/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

One review states that the bearings need to be oiled. I’d check that out
before purchasing and good luck on your decision.

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 10:41 PM

Thanks waho609, black Friday is just around the corner it gives me time to think on it

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#6 posted 11-18-2013 11:18 PM

re posting any one else ???

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#7 posted 11-19-2013 12:13 AM

Same boat as you sgv. Trying to decide between the nova and jet 1221 also mentioned in this thread. The $200 savings is very tempting.

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