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#1 posted 02-18-2017 05:51 PM

I think it would be fine. I would say that $100.00 is an accurate price….see if you can get the seller to throw in the grinder shown. If you get into turning or not, you can always get your money back out of it. It has a 3/4 hp motor and flat ways, as opposed to a lot of the lathes of this era having tube ways, which I hear are a nightmare….It also has a 14” swing which is bigger than normal. My concern is that the ways may not be substantial enough to not flex under a bigger load and stress…. but it will be fine for smaller spindle work and smaller items like pens, wine stoppers and such….all in all I would go for it.
Just my .02

-- Mike

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