I was in Harbor Fright tother day and the 7x10 mini lathes were on
special at $345 so I bought one, just because. Sale lasts until July
28th I think.
So here's the poop. It does have a #3 morse in the spindle and a #2 in
the tail stock. It weighs about 130#.
I don't know whether Harbor Fright have lifted their game or chewed
tha manufacturer's arse or what but this is one awsome piece of
equipment for under $400.
Anyone contemplating buying a Sherline or Taig would be well advised
to go see one of these.
Two speed back gear for 200-1500 and 400-3000 rpm.
Infinitely variable electronic speed control of the 3/4hp motor.
Forward and reverse lead***direction. Hell my Jet at $1000 doesn't
even have that.
It is all cast iron, ground finish and the gib strips are pocketed for
the adjustment screws.
The three jaw chuck has 0.0015 runout and the scroll is as tight as a
bum in a jerry.
True compound slide.
If you are in the market for a small lathe and you choose a Sherline
or a Taig I think you are nuts. I am reall impressed. It comes with a
bunch of gears for thread cutting, a live center and four way tool
It is one solid little puppy. Everything is tight and works the way it
should. I was very happy with the one I bought several years back and
later sold to a friend but this one is even better as it has a cast
iron cross slide instead of the aluminum.
Now for the Price WAR!