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Mini Lathes - Scheppach DMT450

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turnerbc

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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.
 

Noel

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From what I've read the Jet is generally accepted as the better model. The Delta model is not so bad either.

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Neville Lawler

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Hi
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.
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I've got the Axminster M600, which is the slightly larger version of the M300, which is now rebadged as the Jet JML-1014 Mini-wood lathe... (which Axminster also sell as well)

In fact if you compare the two links - you can basically see its the same machine.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.asp? ... 38&recno=5
http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.asp? ... 53&recno=9





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.

Adam
 

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