Wilton 99177 Mini Lathe

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Forum topic by Seer posted 01-01-2009 04:29 PM 6773 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2009 04:29 PM

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I have been looking for a nice starter Mini Lathe and this came in my email from Rockler. It is the Wilton 99177 Mini Lathe for $99.00. I read some of the reviews on several sites and it seems to be a good lathe. Does anyine here have an opinion on it or suggestions. I figure this would bea good starter lathe for me.
Thanks and Happy New Year


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#1 posted 01-01-2009 05:28 PM

I am too, I think I’m sold on the Jet 12X20, about $350 after rebate.
I was eyeing that one up but seems a little underpowered, but for the price , what I have been finding out is the lathe is the cheapest part of turning, even if you buy a expensive lathe.
If you do decide on it some info I found in reviews was that Jet owns that Co. A person burt up his motor and couldn’t find customer service for Wilton, when He finally found it was Jet they sent him a new one so warranty won’t be an issue.


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#2 posted 01-01-2009 07:59 PM

Thanks that is what I read also I saw nothing but good about it and will post my reviews here. I ordered it this morningg early BDay present now to just get the rest of the tools.


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