Vertilathe?

Vertilathe?

Post by Andy Hasting » Sat, 20 Jan 2001 02:37:11



    Has anyone ever seen or used this thing?  Its an attachment for your
drill press, so you can do small turnings.  Like a little vertical
lathe?
http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com/

    I was hopeing for some input, I dont own a lathe yet and this is
only like $60 so I may be able to get by until I can justify more
dallah$.

Thanx
Andy

 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Buddy Matlos » Sat, 20 Jan 2001 08:51:01


Andy,

I don't often recommend Central Machinery, but I just got a catalog from
Harbor Freight, and they have a 14" x 40" wood lathe for half price - only
$65.00 (stand extra). Here's the URL:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf/displayitem.taf?function=Search

The web page says $130, but if you contact them and mention Catalog 863-B,
I'm sure you'll get the sale price. The order # in the catalog is
36066-7BNB, slightly different from the website #. And it gets better - free
shipping on orders over $50. It ain't a Nova, but it's GOTTA be worth $65,
and it's definitely better than a vertilathe.

Buddy


Quote:
>     Has anyone ever seen or used this thing?  Its an attachment for your
> drill press, so you can do small turnings.  Like a little vertical
> lathe?
> http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com/

>     I was hopeing for some input, I dont own a lathe yet and this is
> only like $60 so I may be able to get by until I can justify more
> dallah$.

> Thanx
> Andy


 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by George Devi » Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:04:24


Buddy: Do you own a Vertilathe?  I have over 1,700 users and no
complaints. If you do own one and are not satisfied with it, return it
for full refund.

George
http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com

 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Pam Niedermaye » Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:26:05


What types of drill presses do you recommend using it on?

Thanks,
Pam

Quote:

> Buddy: Do you own a Vertilathe?  I have over 1,700 users and no
> complaints. If you do own one and are not satisfied with it, return it
> for full refund.

> George
> http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com

--
Pamela G. Niedermayer
Pinehill Softworks Inc.
600 W. 28th St., Suite 103
Austin, TX 78705
512-236-1677
http://www.pinehill.com
 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Buddy Matlos » Mon, 22 Jan 2001 14:56:21



Quote:
> Buddy: Do you own a Vertilathe?

No, and IMO there's not a turner or would-be turner on earth who would
prefer it over a conventional lathe at the same price, unless he has extreme
shop space constraints and/or very limited turning ambitions.

B.

 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by George Devi » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 00:17:55


To Buddy:  The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the
sweetness of cheap price is forgotten.
Fred Holder, Editor and publlsher of More Woodturning reviewed and tried
out the Vertilathe and had a full page article in his April '98 issue
and here's a quote from the article.
"The Vertilathe sells for around $50, making it one of the least
expensive lathes available on the market, even if you had to purchase a
drill press to be able to use it".
GHD
 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Pam Niedermaye » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 01:05:02


Why? And is there a lathe available for $55?

Pam

Quote:



> > Buddy: Do you own a Vertilathe?

> No, and IMO there's not a turner or would-be turner on earth who would
> prefer it over a conventional lathe at the same price, unless he has extreme
> shop space constraints and/or very limited turning ambitions.

> B.

--
Pamela G. Niedermayer
Pinehill Softworks Inc.
600 W. 28th St., Suite 103
Austin, TX 78705
512-236-1677
http://www.pinehill.com
 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Arc » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 02:33:28


Andy,   Buddy and George perhaps are somewhat polarized re a woodturning
device to use on a drill press.It might help you if some of those that
have actually used it give us their pros & cons.  I realize this has
been done before, but maybe not when such a variety of small or
inexpensive lathes  and drill presses were available.
                   Regards,  Arch    Fla,  USA

                   Fortiter,

 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Buddy Matlos » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:01:52


Quote:
> Why?

Why what?

Quote:
>And is there a lathe available for $55?

See my first post in this thread, about a Harbor Freight model for $65 (same
ballpark).

B.

 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Buddy Matlos » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 09:26:42


Quote:
> To Buddy:  The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the
> sweetness of cheap price is forgotten.

Was that Shakespeare or Longfellow?

Quote:
> Fred Holder, Editor and publlsher of More Woodturning reviewed and tried
> out the Vertilathe and had a full page article in his April '98 issue
> and here's a quote from the article.
> "The Vertilathe sells for around $50, making it one of the least
> expensive lathes available on the market, even if you had to purchase a
> drill press to be able to use it".

George, I have no doubt your gadget is well-made, has a small niche market,
and can turn out quality work. However, it is severely limited when compared
to a conventional lathe: no bowl turning capability, limited spindle length,
no headstock/tailstock accessories, etc. If not for the HF half-price offer,
the Vertilathe may well be the only choice available in its price range. I'm
not flaming, these are simple facts.

Buddy

 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Pam Niedermaye » Tue, 23 Jan 2001 10:44:42


I was asking why you said the following:

Quote:



> > Buddy: Do you own a Vertilathe?

> No, and IMO there's not a turner or would-be turner on earth who would
> prefer it over a conventional lathe at the same price, unless he has extreme
> shop space constraints and/or very limited turning ambitions.  

What is so odious to you about the vertilathe?  

That said, the $130 CM lathe looks like a pretty good deal if it
works. It says 3010 RPM. Do you suppose it can do fewer rpm's?

Thanks,
Pam

Quote:

> > Why?

> Why what?

> >And is there a lathe available for $55?

> See my first post in this thread, about a Harbor Freight model for $65 (same
> ballpark).

> B.

--
Pamela G. Niedermayer
Pinehill Softworks Inc.
600 W. 28th St., Suite 103
Austin, TX 78705
512-236-1677
http://www.pinehill.com