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by Jawn
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.
Replies: 61
Views: 9222

Re: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the lis

Enco 12x36: Basic 12x36... I realize this is a LOT bigger machine than something like the 9x20. Downside is it requires 240v which means I'll have to put in a subpanel for additional circuits. Plus it's huge... just how much space does it require? Did some more digging - according to their online c...
by Jawn
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.
Replies: 61
Views: 9222

Re: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the lis

Thanks for the input, y'all. Years ago I bought a used American machine for $1000. While it seemed like a good buy at the time I later realized the bed was worn in front of the chuck and it was missing a lot of features that I didn't know I needed until later when I had some experience. About a year...
by Jawn
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.
Replies: 61
Views: 9222

Re: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the lis

Thanks for the input! It's more an individual thing, and what you want to do with it. Typical 9x20 imports would be a complete non-starter for me, and I started with one. Power cross feed and quick change are musts for me, and I think most anyone would agree. Is it just because of the power cross fe...
by Jawn
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.
Replies: 61
Views: 9222

Newbie considering a lathe purchase. Help narrow the list.

Hi all, I'm new to metalworking but have wanted to get started for a very long time. Finally have some space and might be able to spare the cash for a lathe. I like tinkering with things... sometimes I work on cars, sometimes I work on much smaller things. I've considered taking up 7.5" gauge model ...