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Shop Fox W1704

12-05-2014 07:47 PM by woodmaker | 3 comments »

A friend of mine is closing out his shop and GAVE me the above mini-lathe. I turned a small spindle just for giggles as it was my first use ever with a lathe, turned out just fine. Yesterday I tried another blank and whenever i put the tool to the wood the spindle stopped turning and it was all the way up (3700rpm). That was odd. Is it the 1/3 hp motor is that weak? I was using a brand new Easy Tools rougher (the mini). I’ll probably only use this for pens and other small items, but that was disconcerting.

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