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post #1 of 5 Old 01-23-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hello I am a newbie from Florida and am considering buying a craftsman midi lathe, model 21752 from Sears and am wondering if any one has some insight on this lathe. I know less then nothing about lathes and would appreciate any help. I am failing at retirement and was thinking of starting to turn pens and other small projects on it,and the price seems pretty good but well I can find no information about this lathe on line. Thank You
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-24-2010, 05:04 PM
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know much about the Craftsman lathes other than the one's I have physically seen. I have see others at Woodcraft and Rockler but really have not looked at the Craftsman version of that lathe.

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Thank you for the warm welcome, Texas Sawduster I hope to get some info on this lathe soon, but if I don't , I will be passing on it, I have been disappointed in the past by name products. I just want a product that runs as it is advertised. Since I am a newbie I do not need equipment disappointments while I am trying to master a new hobby. Thank you again for the welcome.
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Hi Damper! Welcome to the forum. I too am working my way through retirement (August '09). My woodworking projects have helped me keep my sanity most of the time. As far as the lathe, that Craftsman looks an awful lot like the Rikon 70-100 with different color paint. Woodcraft has the Rikon on the web for $329. If there's a Woodcraft near you and the store price is the same as their web price, you may want to consider the Rikon and pocket the $80 bucks. If not, then I'm sure you'll be happy with the Craftsman.
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Thank You JohnK007. Thank You very much, this Craftsman lathe is set to go on sale at sears on the 31, as part of their Craftsman club, supposedly for 249 but even at that price I will pass. Because a product that has been around as long as Craftsman has, should have a history that can be checked out or at least something I can compare it to. And so far I can not find anything about it's quality.I am looking for a smooth, quite and dependable product. I recently returned a table saw . I just wish to avoid having to return a product . Since I know nothing about the Rikon I am still in the caution mode. So I have another question am I being to cautious. What should I be looking for as far as quality in a lathe? I have some friends that have recommended a Jet, Delta, Grizzly and Harbor freight They also suggested the table saw.And since neither one has a lathe well enough said about that. I like the price of the craftsman but do not want to save money at the expense of quality. Thank You very much, as you can see I think I have lived up to the title of newbie with all these questions. Again thanking you and all for any help in advance

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