Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Help with lathe purchase

Soytnly
>Hey all, I'm sure this has been done to death but I'm asking for a little help. First, is there an FAQ here that may assist me in picking a lathe? If not, here's my situation. I've owned an HF copy of the old Sears single tube lathe for many years now and used it sparingly. I don't have much to compare it to, but I have to believe a better lathe would be more of a joy to use. I came into a few exta bucks and am interested in upgrading this lathe. I'd prefer to keep it under $1000 - looks llke there are a few Jet and Delta models around $500+. Any words of wisdom? I'd say my interest is more in bowls but to include some spindle turning. That being said, turning isn't my only wood interest.

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