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post #1 of 2 Old 01-09-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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HF 10x18 lathe

ok before you say anything i know HF lathes have been talked to death on here but i have a question about one. i want to start turning pens and game calls. i saw this lathe at harbor freight and it looked good for my needs and budget. i was wondering if anybody knew if it would be powerful enough. the biggest pieces i will be turning will be 2 1/2in x 2 1/2in x 4-5in. it has a 1/2hp motor. please dont start firing away about how HF is crap etc. just please answer my question
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It will be powerful enough for pens.I dont know what you will be paying for it but I saw Rockler has their mini Excellsior lathe 1/2 hp also but with the bed extension on sale for $259.You also would be able to turn longer items up to 38-1/2".Normally $329,just a thought.have a great day,Itchy

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.

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