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Default Recommendations on a mini lathe?

Hey, I am looking into buying a mini lathe. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I was looking at the sherline 4000 series. I also saw harbor freight had some for real nice prices. Anyone of have any opinions on either of those?

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Default Re: Recommendations on a mini lathe?

Sherlines are sort of puny, they will never be as rigid as any of the sieg models (the harbor freight model is a sieg model)

Also, the HF 7x10 is not 7x10, its more 7x8. The 7x12 is 4 inches longer than the 7x10 so it is actually 7x12.

I would recommend looking around a bit more online, check out mini-lathe.com. I think there is a lot of info there about the 7x series. There are a few yahoo groups for the other lathes as well.

I would do a lot of research before you pick one up, you really don't want to get stuck with something that's not right for you.
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Default Re: Recommendations on a mini lathe?

Grizzly has some good lathes. I just bought the 10 x 22 inch metal lathe. it cost 1250 after freight shipping and some tooling bits. Jet is also decent brand.
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