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I am thinking of getting a mini lathe and want some feed back as to which to get.?

Posted By on April 15, 2011

I am thinking of getting a mini lathe and want some feed back as to which to get.?
I know of:
the Harbor Freight mini lathes 7x10 [about $500+S&H], 7x12[about $550+S&H] & 8x12 [about $700+S&H] series mini lathes,
the ENCO 7x10[about $650+S&H]
and the Grizzly Industry 7x12 mini lathe[about $500+S&H].
Do you know of any others ?

I want to read yahoo feedback on these or other mini lathes before I put down the money for one.

I would like to be able to put a 4 jaw chuck and or a face plate possibilities , the three jaw chuck should have reversible jaws , have quick change tool post, a large through bore, and as many threading possibilities as possible.

What would you recommend ?
Do you have a mini lathe ?
Which do you have?
Have you experience with other mini lathes besides the one you have?
If you were to do things different now that you have one what would you do ?

Any feed back on any small lathes would be appreciated , thank you


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2 Responses to “I am thinking of getting a mini lathe and want some feed back as to which to get.?”

  1. Dan the brick man says:

    pennstate industries makes a nice mini lathe…stay away from harbor freight… http://www.pennstateind.com/store/mini-lathes.html

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