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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking around at Harbor Freight and seen this lathe :

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed...the-65345.html

It seems to have pretty decient reviews, but I thought I'd ask here too see if anyone has seen of used this lathe, and to hear of there thoughts on it.

Thank you!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-24-2011, 10:42 AM
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Not bad!

At first I was going to say some negative stuff, ever though I donít own this brand & model, but just because it was from HF. But then I looked at the link that you provided. That ainít bad for under $200. You could do a lot of cool projects on something like that. You can always return it if it doesnít work out. I say go for it.

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I was looking around at Harbor Freight and seen this lathe :

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed...the-65345.html

It seems to have pretty decient reviews, but I thought I'd ask here too see if anyone has seen of used this lathe, and to hear of there thoughts on it.

Thank you!!

Do a forum search. There have been a couple of long threads on HF lathes.

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I bought the smaller, variable speed model last week and love it. I think it's made by the same people. I also picked up the $20 chisel pack and they aren't bad for a bunch of cheapos.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-24-2011, 05:24 PM
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Seems pretty good. Like he said above, I looked at the link and it looks like it's a pretty decent lathe. And like he said, Just send it back if it's a piece of junk.
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