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#1 posted 01-16-2019 12:52 PM

I bought one of those lathe from HF to reduce the amount of abuse to my good ones. If you read the reviews, just about all of them (including mine) state that the motor gets very hot. My shop stays at about 50 degrees in winter and after few minutes of operating the lathe, you can’t touch the motor for too long before the heat creates a counter reaction. I don’t cool my shop so I am not looking forward to operating it in a 80-90 degree temperatures. It is possible that once the brushes get a little worn out, it might operate a bit cooler.

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