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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Lathe size

What factors/specs determines a lathe to be called a Midi, Mini or large?

I have an old Delta Rockwell ToolKraft with a 12" swing and a 1/3 HP.

Is that a Midi?
Is Bassblasters a Mini?

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I would call it an underpowered mid size.

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Is Bassblasters a Mini?
That's a bit personal isn't it? But if you really got to know I guess you could ask his wife or hang out by the urinals.

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That's a bit personal isn't it? But if you really got to know I guess you could ask his wife or hang out by the urinals.
Now thats funny!!!


To be honest, I'm not sure there is a standard size that determines what a lathe might be called. My lathe is labeled a "mini" but the exact same size Jet is labeled a "midi".

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Distance between centers determines whether mini or full size lathe.
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lathe size

it's not the size of the lathe, it's how you turn your wood
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