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Forum topic by RogerC posted 12-21-2011 04:46 AM 1748 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2011 04:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe king canada king canada upgrade starter turning

Hey there everyone. I’m looking to upgrade the lathe I currently have in my shop. Its an old junker (though it still works… sorta) and I have been parusing the web for any sort of deals I can find. Not entirley sure if I want a mini or a midi but I found what looks to be a great deal on the King Canada 14×43 lathe at my local hardware shop. Regular price 740 on for 530
The only problem is that I can’t really find any reviews or opinions on it. Does anyone have this lathe? or have any advice on a good starter lathe in the $400-$500 range

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 05:53 AM

I would say keep looking, find a used one for that price range.

Any of the King tools I have seen don’t seem to be up to the quality of some of the other manufacturers. I bought a used General for a great price.

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