Feedback on the General International 25-650abc M1...vs Jet 1642 EVS-2 or Nova DVR XP

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Forum topic by DaleD7 posted 03-05-2014 08:35 PM 1886 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2014 08:35 PM

My first post…I know this kind of topic has been up before, but as I’ve narrowed down my choices for a new machine (nothing comparable used, seems to be coming up near me in Santa Cruz). With the current sale on Jet tools, it is ~ $200 less than the good deal price I can get on the GI. The Nova gets great reviews, but is even more expensive once you add their cast iron legs, even if I get a factory reconditioned one. I like the swivable headstock on the GI and NOVA. Their seems to be a dearth of feedback on this GI unit, and I’m leaning towards it based on overall value. In (ahem!) general, the company gets good reviews for quality control and service. My uses will be for bowl turning and various spindle-shaped pieces…Thanks in advance for any replies…

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 02:03 AM

I have the 25-650 and have absolutely no complaints . I have swung some pretty beefy chunks on it and with the 18 inch extension five ft. between ctrs is no problem.

I don’t think you would be disappointed


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