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Old 09-11-2017, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default TOTOOL 7x12"

Anyone have any experience with this lathe?

https://www.amazon.com/TOTOOL-Tailst...3PS4TFGW36BYAX
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Nope, but did you notice the shipping cost???
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Nope, but did you notice the shipping cost???
Says free shipping
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Looks identical to this one,
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VTV7JRG
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This is what I'm seeing... The freight looks a touch steep.

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I don't know about that one but I got a 7x14 a few months ago and am having fun with it. The price seems high for the size but some of the parts look better than mine. I don't mind the plastic gears for now. They are quieter. I had a crash and trashed a gear. If it had metal gears who knows what would have broken.
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Nope, but did you notice the shipping cost???
This is what I'm seeing... The freight looks a touch steep.

http://www.penturners.org/forum/atta...1&d=1505161103
Not sure how Amazon works, but my screen say Free Shipping right after the price, I've even added it to my cart and still show $0.00 for shipping. Location maybe?

I'm a prime member too - not sure if that matters.

But I'm more interested in if anyone has had experience with either one. I would rather spend a bit more if I can get a better quality one for around $1,200.00
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The top one is what I have. Good for the money but if your willing to go to $1200 you can do better. I wouldn't want any smaller than a 14". Check Grizzly and Little Machine Shop.
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Just from looking at them, I'm not quite sure what they are, but I don't think either is a Sieg which most mini lathes are. If that is the case you may be doomed when it comes to parts. If they are Siegs, Little Machine Shop should have all the parts you will ever need.

The specs are not to my amateur eye professionally written. The positive reviews for both the Totool and OrangeA can't possibly be taken seriously as real IMHO.

I would stay away from these and go elsewhere: LMS, Grizzly, Micro Mark, Harbor Freight, etc

Look at specs carefully. Everybody uses inch leadscrews, but only Micro mark uses inch based screws on the cross slide and compound. Their shipping is also quite reasonable to Indiana compared to LMS. LMS has a spec comparison chart that shows the machines that they sell compared to Micro Mark and stock Sieg. As far as I know Micro Mark and LMS order thier machines from Sieg with the most extensive modifications.

Hope I haven't muddied the waters too much.

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I'm logged in as a Prime member and seeing shipping at almost as much as the lathe.

edit--now I see, the little brother has free shipping.

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