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Forum topic by Ron Ford posted 03-21-2018 04:41 PM 414 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ron Ford

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03-21-2018 04:41 PM

I just made a set of table legs for a friend, and while they came out OK it made me think about getting a lathe duplicator accessory for my Jet 1642.

Anyone out there using one that they would recommend? I see quite a few online, but none seem to get very consistent reviews. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.


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#1 posted 03-21-2018 04:52 PM

Following this for practical recommendations, especially since it seems 3rd party is the only option for most machines. I’ve got the Delta 46-460, and would love to get the bed extension, but really only want to put more money in it if I can get a good duplicator to allow me to do table/chair legs (otherwise a larger machine is in my future).

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#2 posted 03-21-2018 08:19 PM

I have not used this newer model and haven’t used a duplicator in several years. Just assume it’s still the best one out there new or used. I know tech support is good from these people my former employer spoke with them often. He put the same ones (had two) on different lathes. Guess finding a used one might be tad cheaper and can still call for help unless they’ve changed.

http://vegawoodworking.com/product/pro-lathe-duplicator/

They also make a mini/midi lathe version too.

We would pre-sharpen a lot of cutters back then for different runs. Extra cutter save lot of time.

If only have occasional use might find it easier using story sticks or strings over duplicator. Have known couple professional turner that did everything by lay out & eye. They did a lot of reproduction work. Couple turners use their routers and have built jigs for that purpose.

-- Bill

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