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Posted on Help me stop Overthinking my Lathe Decision

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#1 posted 01-28-2019 12:46 PM

I appreciate all the feedback, folks!

Sorry for the absence, I’ve been contemplating my purchase timing and following along with everyone’s thoughts.

OSU, I look forward to your full review of the Galaxi once you’ve had some time to break it in.

As for upgrading, I’ve decided to postpone a year. I decided this year I’d be better off making my lathe space more functional, so I’ve been reorienting my shop to improve workflow, and purchasing some new gear (switched from my worksharp to a grinder with CBN wheels and a Wolverine jig, which I love, and ordered a Frugal Vacuum Chuck based on The Dane’s review of the system). And giving myself another year will expand my budget, and allow me to consider what I really want/need out of the upgrade. Who knows, by next year I may be considering a PM3520 as my end-all lathe.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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