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Need info 7" x 10" Precision Mini Lathe

Postby Marauder 1 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:20 pm

I'm trying to save up to purchase a Mini Lathe, I wanted to get either a a 7"X10" or a 7"X12" inch from Harbor freight and Tools for doing small stuff. I do have a lot of questions on them however. First can they cut steel? Nothing big just small diameter.

I know there are a ton of mods out there for them. What would be the best ones to look at?

If anyone has one they would like to sell please let me know.

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Re: Need info 7" x 10" Precision Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:50 pm

Mark, Harbor freight lathe uses very weak motor & high-low gear because of it...
Best shot for mini lathe is sold by "LittleMashineShop" ... 1271799306
They are pricier but they use brashless motors & very often they have stuff on sale.
I've purchased from them just a little ago a new lathe for my upgrade...
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