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Old 09-05-2017, 07:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If budget is no issue, consider the Robust Scout:

Scout | Robust Woodturning Tools
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If budget is an issue, the Shop Fox is on sale
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default shop fox rocks

Originally Posted by BeeAMaker View Post
I use my shop fox to drill as well as turn. It seems to have the longest travel on the tailstock of all the midi lathes I reviewed which simplifies this process. The variable speed is great. I sand to 12000 grit then use ausie eee ultrashine and shelawax friction finish and I do that at 4000 rpms. I regularly get comments from other turners that they can't believe the finish I get.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Spinzwood View Post
Have you considered the Nova Comet II? Amazon Prime has it for $411 right now. I bought one and feel, for pens etc, it is very nice. For larger items like bowls.. it may be a bit underpowered.. I can't say that yet.
I like my Nova Comet II as well. Haven't had any trouble with turning bowls on it, either. A lot of times you can catch a sale where they'll throw in a chuck or other accessories for free. One thing it does not have, however, is a digital RPM screen.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:28 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Now that I have new 1015VS from CPO Outlets they are on sale less 10%. Jet lathes and other Jet products are -10%. On Black Fri they are -15% but now is a decent time to buy.

Current set up:
a pair of Jet 1015VS
Jet 1221VS
MidAmericaPool Taig professional pool cue repair lathe....that somehow gets involved with pen blanks.
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