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Old 01-15-2018, 06:20 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Guys, this input is all beneficial and helpful, I appreciate it all very much. If anyone has input on which PM lathe they recommend I appreciate that--I'm really not sure what I'm looking at, but I think the tailstock on the one I'm looking at requires a wrench to lock it into position, and I think this is something I do not want....I think the PM-1228VF model has a cam locking tailstock--so maybe that's worth stepping up to get if I do this???

Or should I look at the Weiss WBL290F it seems to have all the features, and even the WBL250F seems to have a cam locking tailstock, but doesn't have a lot of these features--
Indep. Spindle / Leadscrew NO
D1-4 American Std Camlock Spindle NO
Separate Leadscrew / Feed Rod NO
Spindle Oiling Holes NO
Toolless Thread Change Gears NO
Access Door on Gearbox NO

But the next unit up the WBL 290F does have all these.


Thanks for all the help!

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