Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
New lathe question

Dennis Taylor (Akron, Ohio)
>Before i spend my hard earned money, I have been looking at a Jet 1442 at Woodcraft, 900.00, I have seen the 1236...from info I have read, most turned items don't exceed the 12in diamter, which would be provided by a 1236..the other issue is mass/weight, but what if the 1236 is mounted to a bench?..would that not provide adequate support, and provide stability..I know the 1442 is a heavy lathe, but as a hobby turner, would a 1236 cover the bill for less $$$$..tks...Dennis

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