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#1 posted 01-21-2017 05:25 AM

I’d get one that has an affordable bed extension.

I have an old Record mini lathe. I’ve owned larger
lathes but turn so rarely I haven’t been able to
justify keeping them around due to the workshop
space they occupy.

If you at all have the room for an old Delta 12”
lathe or something like that, the toolrests are
easier to adjust and stuff like that on more full-sized
lathes. Little factors like that make for more time
turning, less fussing with the machine.

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