The Powermatic is a fine lathe. It's not the ultimate best, but it
doesn't cost that much, either, and is certainly the best in its price
range - smooth, powerfull, *AND* it has a sliding headstock, a huge plus
in my opinion. You won't see ME in a ridiculous posture sitting on the
bed to make hollow forms. I slide the headstock over and work off the
end. That's better than walking around to the other side and working
outboard like some lathes would have you do.
-mike paulson, fort collins, co
>I would really appreciate hearing from any of you Powermatic owners out
>Yesterday, while speaking with a pleasant individual about the 3520A, this
>person attributed the following statement to a rather well-known
>professional turner: "The only way to stop a Powermatic 3520 from vibrating
>is to turn it off."
>What's the story on that? Is there any truth? I'm seriously considering
>upgrading to this machine, and I'd appreciate knowing if there's any
>validity to the statement.