Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Upon further review it seems that the Turncrafter is only $20 bucks more since it ships for free where the Shop Fox is $34 for shipping.... looks like I'm gonna have to go with the Turncrafter, looks like a better value, unless someone can tell me otherwise. Or should I go with something a little more? is there really any difference other than price between this Turncrafter and these more expensive ones? http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-Excelsior-5-Speed-Mini-Lathe/dp/B001DT1MR2/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1256015417&sr=1-21, http://www.amazon.com/SHOP-W1752-Mini-Wood-Lathe/dp/B001R23TD0/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1256015417&sr=1-19, http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G0624-10-22-Bench-Lathe/dp/B000M64RWO/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1256015417&sr=1-22, they also have a http://www.amazon.com/PSI-TCLPROVS-Turncrafter-Variable-Speed/dp/B000KI8CZ2/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1256015417&sr=1-20. These are all around $260 or so, are they worth it in my case? If you are not familiar the reel seat inserts are only like 4"x1/2" cylinders, and the grips will be mainly cork. I just want to make sure that I am happy with my investment, I am new to turning and don'twant to have to go buy another lathe in a year because I am unhappy with my purchase, If I really need to spend $400-$500 on a jet midi or something like that I will, I would just prefer not to go overkill if I dont need to.
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