|Forum topic by Padre||posted 01-09-2009 12:48 AM||732 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-09-2009 12:48 AM
After a lot of hand wringing, asking my woodturning friends and teachers, researching the internet, reading the Fine Woodworking article on lathes, I finally pulled the trigger today on a new Powermatic 3520b. It comes with the 18” bed extension and tool extension, and I got it at ToolNut. Their shipping is free, and right now they are having a promotion on this lathe.
I was torn between the Powermatic, the Jet 16vsr and the Nova. All in the same price range, all with their own good points. It finally boiled down to what I hear on this site all the time: buy as best/big as you can afford. After saving for 7 years, I could afford the Powermatic, so I got it!
It should be here in about a week to a week and a half. I’ll do a review when I set it up and use it! YAHOO!!
-- Chip -----------http://www.penmanchip.com-----------------Micah 6:8