A review of my new Delta 46-460 Lathe
I ordered this lathe off the Sears website but it came through the marketplace from Tool King. Confusing I know but since i had to exchange my Craftsman lathe for credit this was the better way to go. I ordered it at 12:05 Am on the 24th and it arrived today the 27th with no damage to the box. Not bad
I tore the box open and other then it being a little hard to get out of the styrofoam package and a little heavier then I expected no problems. I was please to see a 5 year warranty which I didn't remember when I purchased it but better then the other way around.
My Craftsman was a 12x19 and the delta is a 12x20 but with twice the motor (1hp) and variable speed from 250 - 4000.
Right out the box and I knew this before I ordered it, the tool rest or a little disappointing and light. Not a problem because I have others. I also noticed the spindle lock for indexing is in an odd spot just next to and almost behind the headstock knob. I don't see that as a major issue but we will see. It seams a little beefier then the craftsman with larger handles, motor and banjo but they really should address the light tool rest even though it is nice that they give you a short and a long one.
I also noticed the Delta has larger pulley's and belt. it also has larger heavier rails, tail stock and as i said earlier banjo.
I will write up a little more once I get it set up. io did include a picture or two until later.
Last edited by rrbrown; 05-27-2011 at 05:13 PM.