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Posted on Help me stop Overthinking my Lathe Decision

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#1 posted 10-25-2018 04:17 PM

I went through the same process a few years ago, and picked the Jet 16X42evs. I have been very happy with it.
I do have around 20 plus hours on a Laguna 24/36 that I have used while taking classes with Jimmy Clewes.
It to is a very nice lathe. And the size larger than what you are in the market for.
When I bought my Jet lathe I don’t think the Laguna was an option. Or at least I did not know of it.
Within a year of buying my Jet. A couple friends had purchased the Grizzly G0-766 lathe.
Give it a look. More swing for less money. And it’s been a couple years now, and they are very happy with it.
I saw the grizzly lathe when I was shopping for mine. But I did not know anyone that had Grizzly tools. So I played it safe and went with the Jet name.
Could have got more bang for the buck if I had gone Grizzly.
Since then I have purchased a Grizzly G0513X2 band saw. Great tool.
Good luck

-- John

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