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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:

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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
https://www.factoryauthorizedoutlet....pindle-control
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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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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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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.
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