LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
4,917 Posts
I have been running a Delta 46-460 for the past 3+ years, and have been quite happy with it. I have turned bowls up to 12" in diameter (blanks cut to near-round on the bandsaw) and vases/hollow forms up to 10" deep.

The Delta currently runs <$700 ($669 on Amazon.com). It has a 1hp motor, electronic variable speed, and is reversible. I put an extension bed on mine so I can get up to 42" between centers. Every so often a used 46-460 pop up on CraigsList.

A lot of people have had good luck with the HF 34706, but keep in mind that it has a Reeves drive. They work if properly adjusted and maintained. The HF lathe also has what I would consider a pretty limited speed range (600rpm to 2400 rpm as opposed to the Delta which ranges from 250rpm to 4000rpm).
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top