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post #1 of 13 Old 10-18-2009, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone own the Delta 46-460 VS midi lathe and if so are they worth the extra $$$? I'm looking into maybe getting one in a few weeks and would like to know your opinion.
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-18-2009, 09:01 PM
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Donny,

I personally don't have one but in another forum that I belong to there are a few people that bought them that really love them.

Couple of links here:
http://www.penturners.org/forum/show...ght=Delta+midi
http://www.penturners.org/forum/show...ght=Delta+midi
http://www.penturners.org/forum/show...ght=Delta+midi

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Most everything I've heard has been very positive. I've only heard one negative and I'm not sure that's correct because he was just reading the literature. It says to get to the really slow speeds you have to change pulleys. MY friend wanted to go from 3000rpm to about 200 when turning and finishing pens.
I haven't turned on one but when I cranked the speed down it went really slow. I didn't have time to actually look at all the settings. They were having a class and the guy was nice enough to take me back in the corner and let me seen the lathe but we couldn't do anything on it because of the noise.
It appears to be one sweet machine.
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Well, I bit the bullet and ordered one today.It should be here (hopefully) by the weekend.I think X-mas came early for me this year.
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Some of my penturning friends argue over the Delta vs Jet. I always stir it up a little with my 2 cents. lol ...but the truth is the Delta is a fine lathe. the turners i know who have them ...love them. Hope this helps

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Well, here it is.I found it on my porch today.Glad to see it but it was fun to get to my shop.120lbs worth.Now, if I only had a bench to put it on.What is the right height of a bench should I make? Someone that has one, can you give me some height measurements?. Also I need an adapter thingy that goes from a 3/4" to a 1" for my pen mandrel.Here is a picture since I'm not sure of the name but I need one and where can I get one?
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For turning on my mini lathe I like the spindle to be about elbow height. On my big lathe I prefer it to be about an inch higher.
You can get spindle adaptor from www.bestwoodtools.com
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WTG,I have heard nothing but good reviews on on it.
As for spindle adapters,I got three of em here for about 18.00 each.http://www.pennstateind.com/store/pen-making-kits.html

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Congrats on the new lathe. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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Congrats on the new lathe, might be cheaper to get a new mt2 pen mandrel instead of spindle adapter. I prefer lathe height also at my elbow or 1" above elbow.

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Congrats on the new lathe. I too have heard real good things about it. Now make some shavings and get us some pictures!

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