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#1 posted 07-10-2017 11:01 AM

Every lathe you mentioned made in China including that Nova, differ a little in size and weight. As with anything made in China could have issues or run fantastic right of the box. If you like the Delta go ahead and buy it.

Nova has couple less expensive chucks that will fit the Delta or the others lathes mentioned. Nova chucks often on sale so shop around. Own two Oneway chucks but if was in the market would buy a Nova chuck over those sold by PSI just my personal preference.

Thought you mentioned already had a grinder! I been using a 6” high speed gringer for more than twenty years using friable wheels (80 & 46 grit). If cannot buy friable wheels in your locality check out links provided. When I upgrade grinders will get an 8” and don’t care if slow or fast.

Been using the wolverine basic systen with vari grind jig almost as long and you can buy them from fore than vendors already provided. Since familiar with PSI they allso sell a wolverine clone system.

When it comes to tool buying keep it simple buy tools as you need them. Both Craft Supplies and Packard will give you a discount if buy more than one tool at a time just ask when ordering. Both of those vendors also carry house brands that are very good tools. PSI has lower prices on tools but shipping not always the cheapest.

-- Bill

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