I would like to buy a lathe to turn small stuff, and bowls up to 8 inches would this lathe do ithttp://www.pennstateind.com/store/TCLC12VS.html?prodpage=1TC
I have the HF 10 x 18 and it will do an 8" bowl but I sure wish it had more of everything especially power. If I had the $ when I bought mine I would have stepped up to something like this. having said that for the $ the HF has made me tons of items since I bought it.check out the 10X 18 from harbor freight also
That would make the nova cheaper.The psi one was 450 plus 50 shipping and the nova is most likely a better lathe.NCPaladin said:I have no experience with the PennState but like Preacherman I have the Nova Comet2. The Nova is 3/4 Hp continious but I could find no specs for the PennState to indicate amps so I have no idea of comparison. The other specs on the PSI look good to me.
Comet available here for $460 and free shipping.
I went with the Nova over a Rikon because of the grinding attatchment as the lathe is really for my daughter when she finds room. Variable speed grinding and no additional tool to move when she uses it. The coupler, grinding attachment, finger jig, and base will run about $150 which is still a lot less than a seperate grinder and jigs.