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Where did you find that info? I have not been able to find out anything about this lathe, which may say something right there.
I was at Rockler the other day talking to them about lathes and they told me it was a 10".
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Hello I'm new to the group too.. and I was also looking into the Laguna or Rikon, but now it all seems clear, and will go and get the Rikon thanks to this forum!
I just have one question.. Do any of you guys know how the speed is controlled in the Rikon 1/2hp Model 1216 (is the one that Woodcraft has on sale on blackfriday)?

I'm just curious, because I don't see a dial so it is not electronically controlled. Any ideas?

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Hello I'm new to the group too.. and I was also looking into the Laguna or Rikon, but now it all seems clear, and will go and get the Rikon thanks to this forum!
I just have one question.. Do any of you guys know how the speed is controlled in the Rikon 1/2hp Model 1216 (is the one that Woodcraft has on sale on blackfriday)?

I'm just curious, because I don't see a dial so it is not electronically controlled. Any ideas?

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you change the belts for a speed range and then use the dial just abot the on/off swtich to vary the speed

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ah ok... now theres also the RIKON Mini Lathe Model #70-100, Item #832637 for $399, what is the difference besides the TEFC motor and the 8" tool rest?
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ah ok... now theres also the RIKON Mini Lathe Model #70-100, Item #832637 for $399, what is the difference besides the TEFC motor and the 8" tool rest?
That one you change the belt for the different speed and doesn't have the variable electronic control, stick to the variable speed model

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ah ok... now theres also the RIKON Mini Lathe Model #70-100, Item #832637 for $399, what is the difference besides the TEFC motor and the 8" tool rest?
I've already pre-sale bought the Rikon 70-050vs at Woodcraft. The difference between the 70-100 and the 70-050vs is this:

The 100 has an 8" toolrest, indexing head, full cast iron bed and is much easier to change the belt from pulley to pully.

The 050vs is variable speed, however, you still have 3 pulley ranges to choose from. This means the 050vs will go a bit slower, good for bowls. Smaller rest. Not full cast iron, and is a little lighter. No indexing as far as I can tell.

My budget can't grow like others over time, this is a Christmas thing (get envelopes from family members) so the Rikon is a stellar deal for me. I'm pretty excited to get into it.
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My budget can't grow like others over time, this is a Christmas thing (get envelopes from family members) so the Rikon is a stellar deal for me. I'm pretty excited to get into it.
I'm sure you'll love it. I've found they make good tools for the money. Thanks for the breakdown of differences.
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I'm sure you'll love it. I've found they make good tools for the money.
Ditto -- my woodturning club met in their offices for a few months, we got to use their demo units during our meetings. Very nicely finished equipment, they took care of the details.

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I've already pre-sale bought the Rikon 70-050vs at Woodcraft. The difference between the 70-100 and the 70-050vs is this...
How did you go about doing that? I am quite interested in one of these at the Black Friday price. Do you have to do that in the store or can you do it online? Thanks.

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How did you go about doing that? I am quite interested in one of these at the Black Friday price. Do you have to do that in the store or can you do it online? Thanks.
My friend recently did this with the NOVA DVR XP lathe. It seems he was able to make a deposit to reserve the unit, but then did not pick it up until the first day of the sale. My local store actually honor the sale price the day BEFORE the sale starts, so this was a Friday and the sale started officially the next day.
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My friend recently did this with the NOVA DVR XP lathe. It seems he was able to make a deposit to reserve the unit, but then did not pick it up until the first day of the sale. My local store actually honor the sale price the day BEFORE the sale starts, so this was a Friday and the sale started officially the next day.
I did it with the Nova 1624/44 lathe -- phoned the store a couple of days before the sale started, the store manager just took my Mastercard number and said I could pick it up anytime. (I think that could even have been before the sale started if I'd wanted.)

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Going back to the Laguna mini lathe Revo tha is advertised in Rockler for BlackFriday. Does anyone know anything about it? I went to Rockler on saturday and saw the boxes and with a price of 499 imprint in the box. but no other serial or model number on it. Ive been looking in the Laguna Tools site and no where to be found. Does Anyone know more about the Lathe?
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How did you go about doing that? I am quite interested in one of these at the Black Friday price. Do you have to do that in the store or can you do it online? Thanks.

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I called a week or two ago and asked if their Rikon lathes might go on sale anytime soon. The reason is because Highland was selling the 70-100 for 307 after shipping.

They said they had a black friday deal on the 70-050vs for 230, call back closer to the time and get a pre-sale.

So, a few days ago I called, game them my card number, and now I just pick it up Friday or Saturday. I didn't even have to drive the 40 minutes each way to get there! Great customer service from the Woburn MA Woodcraft.
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Great customer service from the Woburn MA Woodcraft.
Never had anything but great service from the guys there ... it's my local toy store

If you shop there it means you're close enough to come to A.R.T. meetings too ...

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Threadjack!

I called a week or two ago and asked if their Rikon lathes might go on sale anytime soon. The reason is because Highland was selling the 70-100 for 307 after shipping.

They said they had a black friday deal on the 70-050vs for 230, call back closer to the time and get a pre-sale.

So, a few days ago I called, game them my card number, and now I just pick it up Friday or Saturday. I didn't even have to drive the 40 minutes each way to get there! Great customer service from the Woburn MA Woodcraft.
I just did the same thing, though they won't have any more until next week it looks like. No worries, just wanted to get it for the sale price.

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