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Old 06-09-2017, 11:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Basically the same lathe as sold by Harbor Freight, Grizzly, and others.

I think that most of the lathes of that appearance are made in the same factory in China.

I have one that I purchased from Princess Auto in Canada. . King (in Canada) sells the same lathe also, as does Busy Bee Tools.

I think you will find they are all made by a company named Sieg.

I have been using mine for about 7 years quite steadily without problems as long as you don't expect accuracy of better than 0.001" or perhaps a little better. . I have never used it on steel though and I think steel would push it beyond its capability.
Keeping the ways well adjusted is a bit of a challenge.
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