Reviews: Harbor Freight 34706 12" x 33-3/8" Lathe

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Great Value In A Lathe

Great Value In A Lathe

01-18-2014 06:16 PM by OSU55 | 16 comments »

I had never used a lathe for wood turning, and wanted to give it a try. I didn’t want to break the bank to have a lathe for occasional use. As others have, I wound up with this HF model. I haven’t tried anything larger than 6” dia, but so far I’m extremely pleased. I think I paid ~$180 with discounts. Edit – I have since turned up 14” dia bowls. That is about the limit due to the lathe’s min speed of ~600 rpm. Recommended finish turning rpm at 14&#...

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