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Robert Sorby twin bar variable speed lathe

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Chris152

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I have one of these (RS2 with variable speed):
If that's the one you're thinking of, it's a great lathe, I think - really well built and works well for me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
 

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Thanks that's the jobbie I have been offered one price not sorted yet but maybe £450. Who knows what its worth but good to get your comment. Better or worse do you think than a Record two bar later?
 

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If it's in good condition, I'd say 450 is a bargain. I used a Record when I was learning, but tbh can't compare properly - I was just doing simple, small things as I learnt and once I got my own lathe, stopped going to the club (which had all Records). I've turned up to 24x5" bowls on mine, it handled that well. It's a solid bit of kit (I'd imagine solid beds have less movement, but I've not had any issues at all).
 

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Yes, 1x8, easy enough to get chucks. I use an Axminster SK114, RP SC3 and some older ones that came with the lathe.
 
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