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Harbor freight mini lathe

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motor12 created the topic: Harbor freight mini lathe

Anybody have one? How do you like it? I am interested in getting one but would like some real world feed back.


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nappypappy replied the topic: Harbor freight mini lathe

motor12 wrote: Anybody have one? How do you like it? I am interested in getting one but would like some real world feed back.

I don't have one but I always read the reviews on there web site.....some good some bad.....:smile2


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Geno replied the topic: Harbor freight mini lathe

Don't have one either would like to know the scoop also. :)


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GT 14 replied the topic: Harbor freight mini lathe

Wait for 8x12 to go on sale and go for it. One thing for sure HF stands behind what they sell, if it breaks they will give you another or money back. :2cents


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Kurt-NEPA replied the topic: Harbor freight mini lathe

I looked them over many times. I guess it depends on what you want to do with it, but they are small and under powered. I would opt for a used 9" Sound Bend, Atlas or Logan. They are plentiful and can usually be found for $500-$800 in good shape. They are quite capable machines. I have two 9" South Bends, both have done everything I have thrown at them. If you have a few more bucks, find a 10" or 12" Clausing (49XX or 59XX).


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