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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 12-12-2012 02:49 AM

So I guess the bottom line is that I (you) need to buy a/the Rikon, Jet, etc instead of the examples LIKE the HF knockoff models, because of a history of poor steel and the easy stripping of bolt holes and such. And that much of these issues affects accuracy in in the long run.

IMO, I think this thread has served me, and others, is establishing what it takes as a MINIMUM, to get into turning. Things could be a bit more and things could be a bit less, however, IMO this looks like a fair estimate of what it takes to BEGIN ones journey into “turning” as we know it. Thanks for all those who took part an who offered their input.

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