Which Lathe to buy?

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tyke

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Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a lathe, never had one before and considering a few options:

VB36
Vicmarc VL300 Long ASM EVS
Magma Black Line TITAN 315
Jet 4224
any other suggestions?

I want to be able to turn objects up to a large diameter and have the flexibility to do spindles too, also, I know it's virtually impossible but I would like it to be able to last 20 or 30 yrs as I don't plan on buying another one!

I would appreciate your advice and guidance.

Thanks
 

Blister

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Hi

an welcome to the slope :lol:

Out of the lathes you have listed

The Vicmarc is a tried and tested lathe

One you have missed out is the MIGHTY

Oneway 2436 , I may treat myself to one at some point :p

http://www.oneway.ca/lathes/2436lathe.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq72JsWH05g

Had a VB 36 , always wanted one , but alas I sold it as It was not the lathe for me , It is very well built and primerely a bowl turner

:p :wink:
 
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