Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Which small lathe??

Guy in Cuba
>The industrial arts teacher and I are ready to purchase lathes. He has a very large delta and I have a mid-size central machine, but both are 25+ years old and we are both into smaller projects. We both want to purchase smaller lathe to turn pens and small bowls.

He wants to purchase the midi-delta now on sale at Amazon, but everything I have read in reviews and in other recommendations indicates the Jet is the better deal. I have also used the Jet in several classes I have attended and like it very much.

What does this experienced group recommend for a smaller benchtop lathe in the midi or mini range?? Especially, one that is on sale right now when we are in the buying mood!!!

Thank-you,
Guy
Teacher
W.T. Sampson Unit School
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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