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Posted on DELTA WINs -- RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 or the DELTA 46-460 ????

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 02:03 AM

I have this lathe and make a lot of similar things that you want to make. This little sucker is super heavy. If you plan on moving it after mounting it on a stand, it will need wheels. It is 100 hundred pounds with the bed extender.

Not trying to dissuade you, this thing rocks. I have used both the delta and this one. Very similar in quality.

If you don’t buy the VS delta, the rikon is easier to change belt positions to change speed…it’s quite fast.

As for tools…I have many makes of tools…the Benjamin’s best from penn state are a great starting tool. I have several crown and pinnacle from woodcraft that I like. The sorby tools that I have are great, really hold their edge but many of their tools are the price of this lathe used.

I have the wolverine grinding jig. It is good…a bit of a learning curve with the fingernail grind.

Best of luck,


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