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I am considering the Delta 46-460 for several reasons, one of which is its reversing capability. I have read that being able to reverse the turn makes for greater ease in achieving a better polish of the piece. True? False? Does it really matter at all?
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Well I have that lathe and you will be happy with it. As far as the reversing goes, I have fried it for sanding which is about all its good for. I don't think it's needed or even the reason I would recommend this lathe. The 1 hp motor,12" swing and electronic variable speed is what is really nice.

The only bad thing about the lathe is the tool rest in my opinion. There really not as good as others that I have seen on other lathes, but everything else is better so it's not as important.
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The only bad thing about the lathe is the tool rest in my opinion. There really not as good as others that I have seen on other lathes, but everything else is better so it's not as important.
Ya know, I have this lathe, It is actually the first lathe I have ever used. I bitch about the tool rest constantly! but other than that, I love it. but I have nothing to compare!

Rarely use reverse...

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The only bad thing about the lathe is the tool rest in my opinion.
Thanks. This sounds like it could be an over-riding factor to the reversing function then. What exactly is about the tool rest that you find unsatisfactory?

Thanks for the feed back. I really appreciate it.
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I bitch about the tool rest constantly! but other than that, I love it. but I have nothing to compare!

Rarely use reverse...
Hi Slick! Thanks for the feed back. What is it that you don't like about the tool rest? They all look the same to me in the pictures on the internet.

Again, thanks!
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Thanks. This sounds like it could be an over-riding factor to the reversing function then. What exactly is about the tool rest that you find unsatisfactory?

Thanks for the feed back. I really appreciate it.
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Personally I think they should be beefier. There a little on the light side. I have one other one i like but it's short. I plan on getting a longer one and one of the S shaped ones.
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Hi Slick! Thanks for the feed back. What is it that you don't like about the tool rest? They all look the same to me in the pictures on the internet.

Again, thanks!
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the sliding gets very sticky and tough to do what you want it to do, though, since then I cleaned, lightly sanded the bed, and the tool banjo, then waxed and it seems to be doing ok. I think it requires cleaning more often then I thought.

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