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I also have the 5 speed HF lathe. So far is has done everything I have asked it to do but I am finding as my skill level increases, the HF lathe isnt near as accurate as I need it to be. It has the slightest little bit of runout that isnt really noticeable in small items like pens and stoppers but with bigger items, it really shows itself. Not to mention, the more I turn, the more I see the convienence of variable speed. Stopping to move the belt is a pain.
Ive been doing alot of research on lathes trying to figure out what to replace mine with and I'm leaning heavily toward the Delta 46-460. There have been numerous threads of switch problems posted but apparently they started using a different switch this year and that problem should be solved.
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