Has any one any experience of using this lathe or do they know any one who has one and can give an honest opinion of its quality? I am torn between buying this or a small Jet lathe as a second machine for precision turning of small items.
I purchased the Fox mini lathe approximately one year ago and have had excellent results with it. I build scale model trucks in wood and the lathe is used to make all the small circular parts, e.g prop shafts, etc.
Anyway, I've been really pleased with mine, the weight of it helps tremendously, and the bearings are super smooth and completely free from any play. The Axminster is £20 cheaper. It doesn't get a large amount of use, but its a really nice solid machine.