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Default Re: HF 7x12 lathe good enough?

Sorry, they are not the exact same lathe,
but they are identical in all of the ways
that count. They have the same crummy
motor, belt, sloppy design and construction.

If you are dead-set on getting one of
these, get the one from LittleMachineShop.
At least you will have a full gear set,
stronger motor, and the excellent support
they offer.

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Originally Posted by AgentMcBaine View Post
Does grizzly not have ISO thread pitches as they claim? Same cheap electrical engineering?
It doesn't look like it. I think the
reason I was able to cut 0.5mm thread is
that it is the Cummins 5275 with the full
gear set. The LMS lathe will probably cut
metric thread, whereas the others, maybe not.

Here is the comparison table where am I
getting this information.

Mini Lathe Comparison - LittleMachineShop.com


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Default Re: HF 7x12 lathe good enough?

where is this belt?
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Default Re: HF 7x12 lathe good enough?

It's behind all the gears.
On a real lathe, it's on the outside and
easily accessible.
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