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What Lathe to get?

My wife got me a starter pen turning kit for a Christmas gift and said I could get a lathe. Where should I start? I have a small basement shop so room is at a premium. Thanks
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I recently got a Jet 1014 vs and couldn't be happier with it. It turns wonderfully. The only problem I've noticed so far is that my tools aren't sharp. I'd suggest getting a means of sharpening with the lathe since you'll need it.
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I have a Jet 1014 as well and it's a wonderful little lathe from bowls to small items. My suggestion, if you have the extra money, would be to get one with variable speed, changing the speed on the belts isn't bad, but I wish I had variable speed for a lot of projects. And save money for a chuck and some nice tools if you want to do bowls or other projects!

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My wife got me a starter pen turning kit for a Christmas gift and said I could get a lathe. Where should I start? I have a small basement shop so room is at a premium. Thanks
If you purchase a Jet Mini 1014I from Woodcraft, you will receive a $100.00 gift card until Jan. 27th.
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/202...xing-Head.aspx

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Just a suggestion, but I recently bought the Delta 46-460 lathe and have enjoyed it. Seems like a very solid unit.

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+ 1 on the decla 46-460
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Another happy Delta 46-460 owner here.
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Another very satisfied 46-460 owner here.

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