Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Lathe score, how'd I do?

Rod Peterson -- Ormond Beach
>Walked into Woodcraft in Casselberry (Orlando) today, mainly on a fact finding trip while SWMBO and friend did a mall. Just inside the door was a Delta 46-700 marked "used in class, as is, $249." What should I have done?



(image of a new one, not the actual one)

What I did was ask if it worked and would they plug it in. They did and it did. No manual, no drive center, no pokes-through-the-drive-spindle-to-knock-out-the-drive-spur-thingy. Well, the manual is available online, the drive center is a #2 MT, same as my Jet Mini, and the p-t-t-d-s-t-k-o-t-d-s-t can be made of most anything.

According to Amazon, the lathe is $479.99 and the stand is another $54.99—total=$534.98.

I hauled out the Visa and hauled 'er outta there. Goodby Craftsman, hello Delta.

Should I be sorry?

Rod

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