Turning Archive

Re: Delta 46-460 Midi Lathe

Bruce Schoenleber
I agree completely. Delta used to be a manufacturer of quality, durable machinery. Those days are gone and they are living off of their legacy selling cheap tools for the same quality price. Good luck getting replacement parts also. The internet is full of tales from people trying to get basic parts for not-so-old delta equipment. It is a shame what has happened to the "old-guard' american tool manufacturers.

If I was in the market for a midsize lathe I would call the CS departments of my leading contenders and try to order a part of some kind. See how that goes and then purchase from the company that can get it to you the same week. It won't be Delta.

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