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Duncan A

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I went and had a look at it. It's massively constructed and nicely finished but it would still fit in a smallish workshop. The headstock is fixed, though, so if you wanted to make use of the outboard turning facility, you'd need a fair bit of room at the end of the lathe. The guys at Axminster said that "more are on order so it's not the end of line" but I see that in the USA, it's been replaced by the 4224B (branded as a Powermatic), so I suspect we'll be seeing that here before too long. VAc chuck fitting, DX, sliding headstock etc. Very nice!

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Still about a £1000 over my budget though!!
 

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How about this? http://www.scosarg.com/used-machines/la ... -used.html

By the time you've finished putting variable speed on it, it would probably cost as much as the 4224 but I like the idea of the crossover between engineering and woodturning practice - and the free-standing tool rest is included.
I'd want a very good look at it before investing that much money and I don't have the time at present, but I can dream!

Duncan
 
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