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#1 posted 01-14-2015 01:43 PM

Update. I went to the local AAW club here in Harrisburg. What a really nice bunch of people. Just so happened that a nice fellow there has a barely used Jet 1236 (the white one) that he would sell for $350 which includes a headstock adapter for a nova chuck and extra faceplate. There may be a couple of other little extras but that’s aobut it.

I guess my question is, I can get the HF 34706 for $250 after taxes. Would the Jet be worth the extra $100? I’m thinking in terms of the motor and resell value. I’m sure I’ll want a bigger lathe latter but this might be a good starter. Plus if I can sell it for about what I bought it for, then all would be great.

I have looked for bigger lathes and unless the Nova 1624 goes on sale for $899 any time soon, I think I am stuck with a smaller version fo the time being.

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