I did something bad the other night. I have a Rand mini lathe, that i broke the tail stock the other night. I cannot seem to find the parts to fix it. So now i have to look to buy a new lathe.
I was hoping to upgrade my lathe in a couple of months like in March after I have been turning for a year. Now I am in a pickle, I cannot afford to go out and by the Delta 46-455 that I was hoping to get in March of next year.
But if I but a new one now, will be hard for me to get a new one in a couple of months
So I could purchase another 149 dollar rand mini from harbor freight. I really do not want to get another rand because of the design, and it being loud.
So here is what I am looking at
SHOP FOX W1752 Mini Wood Lathe - $246.67
RIKON Mini Lathe, Item #832637 from Woodcraft - $349.99
Jet JML-1014I 10'' X 14'' Indexing Mini Lathe - $349.99
Excelsior Mini Lathe, Item #33207 from Rockler - 249.99
Please tell me your experiences with the lathes and which one you would recommend.