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#1 posted 09-26-2018 12:07 PM

Many years ago I bought a used Taiwanese dp from a private seller, and, after using it for awhile, noticed it had some pretty severe runout. I happened to be at a woodworking show, at the Odeum, I think, and met a guy there named Mark Duginske who wrote a book about tuning up your woodworking machines. I got his book and learned all about checking for wobble, runout, etc. all it needed was a new chuck. Been working great ever since.
I recently put a 1 hp three phase motor with a VFD and now it’s a dream to use.
But then, I’m a tool junkie that loves restoring old junk.
The point is, if you’re willing to put in a little time and effort, some pretty good used stuff is out there cheap and can be turned into exactly what you want.

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