Charnwood lathe @ £69. Any good for a complete beginner ?
Blurk,blurk99":5rlm65l3 said:Glad to have given it away now that the enormous Fox lathe is shaking the shed to pieces at the weekends
I assume you mean this one: http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=CCSL ?Afterglow":30awf3sl said:I've just bought one of the little Perform lathes from Axminster (recommended in GWW as a starter lathe earlier this year). Priced at £130, with cast iron bed and similar capacities to this one, plus the ability to put a drill chuck and other accessories into the industry standard 2MT taper headstock and tailstocks.
Yep, the little one's the one I bought. Cracking little lathe, nicely ground cast iron job. I saw them at one of the shows last year and was impressed with the finish. I compared them to the Delta and Jet Midi lathes, and they're just about the same from what I could tell. The Axminster guy on the stand really rated them too. Of course, some more time to play with it would be nice :roll:cambournepete":3kv59zfs said:I assume you mean this one: http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=CCSL ?
It certainly looks good.
They also do a floor standing one for £40 more: http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=CCL
They both use 1"x8 threads so any chuck and other bits you get will fit lots of bigger and better lathes.