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post #1 of 4 Old 03-06-2017, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm just about to buy a Draper 60990 swivel head lathe, at 499, this is just in my price range.
I'd appreciate any feedback from members on this machine. This is my first venture into woodturning and would welcome any help offered. My other option is a Scheppach DMS 900 also 499.

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Welcome to the site, I have never heard of the lathe you describe, but looked it up, looks like a lot of the imports we get over here, and most seem to be pretty good

But I will give you a little advice, you will end up spending about as much or more on cutting tools, and as hard as it is not to spend the money, it is best to buy the best tools you can afford, some of the cheaper tools don't hold an edge very well and it can get frustrating resharpening all the time
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Thanks for replying, i'll take your advice on board and be more selective when buying tools!
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There are a lot of good tools made in your country, but one maker I have liked is Carter and Sons, the use M42 HSS and it holds a sharper edge longer than the M2 HSS, and they aren't very much more, some are cheaper than the big named tools
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