Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Did more checking around different MB’s and folk still recommend Delta mini over Comet II. Two big reasons for favoring Delta over Comet II mini is motor horsepower and track record of Delta mini. Lots of satisfied Delta mini customers. Until few Comet II lathes sold, used and reviews come about see nothing to change people’s opinions.
Check turning archives Delta and Jet mini lathes always had bigger following than Nova Comet mini.
Comet wins in optional accessories that expand lathe capabilities. You-tube video says lathe comes with Quick coupler system, checked standard equipment and Versa Turn coupler a $30 optional. Now that we know, cost of those extras accessories are they worth the money? While basic Comet II mini lathe and standard equipment, looks interesting. I would not have much use for any of those optional accessories except bed extension. Already have separate sanding & sharpening systems.
JMHO, would not like to turn wood with any of those accessories attached to lathe that make separate noise. I key in on noise while turning as feedback, (lathe & tool noise) having noise from optional accessories distracting.
Folks never seen a wood lathe that did not like, just have preferences that have to be met before buying.
Last edited by wildwood; 09-23-2011 at 10:11 AM.