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#1 posted 05-01-2018 11:06 PM

I was just reading the spec sheet on all three lathes.
The G0766 has a floor to center of 45-1/2”
And the G0733 is 44-7/8”
What I could find on the nova says 47-5/6” or 1214mm. with legs. Says nothing about floor to center. I think that is total height.
Looking at my Jet lathe, there is about 3” above the center of the spindle to the top of the lathe. I bet they are all within an inch or two of each other.
I am vertically challenged as well. Just in the opposite direction as you. lol
My Jet 16X42evs was 44-1/2” out of the box.
They also have adjustable feet under them, which was not enough for me at 6’-4” tall. I had to put my lathe on blocks.
So a Lathe out of the box is so low for me that it hurts my back to use it for any length of time.
I was told to get the proper height I should cover my heart and measure from the tip of my elbow to the floor.
This should give you the proper spindle height. Worked very well for me.
My spindle with the lathe on blocks is at 48-1/2”. a full 4” above how it came.
Also, there is only a 5/8” height difference between the two Grizzly lathes. So I think the legs will be different.
Seems like a lot of brands look the same with different paint jobs.
I read for months before I pulled the trigger on my lathe.
Good Luck.

-- John

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