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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.

Thanks
Mark
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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"
http://www.littlemachineshop.com/produc ... 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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