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Alex Leibowitz
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Jul 12th, 2017 at 5:15pm
 
Getting back into turning.  Got down to the following:  Rikon 70-220, Jet 1221VS, Delta 46-460, Nova G3, PSI.  I believe the Jet is the most expensive (worth it).  Any suggestions would be helpful...$ is considered but I want a good lathe.
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Louie Powell
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Re: lathe purchase
Reply #1 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 7:20pm
 
I was shopping for a new lathe a few years ago and had a similar list of candidates (except that my list include a Nova rather than the Rikon). My approach was to build a spreadsheet that listed the key specification items for each lathe so that I could compare them rationally.  This led me to recognize that because I have a small workspace and wanted to reuse an existing bench, the footprint of the machine was a critical factor in my selection.

By the way, I also concluded that all of the lathes that I looked at were excellent machines and any one would have been a good choice if I had not had that one critical factor that I had to satisfy.

So I can't tell you what the right answer is for you, but I can suggest this approach as a good way to get to an answer that reflects your personal concerns and that you can be comfortable with.
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Reply #2 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 11:13am
 
I haved used a Jet 14 X 42 for about 15 years.  Jet is good equipment.
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Steve Arnold
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Re: lathe purchase
Reply #3 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 1:31pm
 
Of the ones you mentioned, I can tell you that the 1221VS is an excellent machine. The only reason I sold mine was because I needed something bigger. (I bought another Jet.)

If you're interested, Jet is having a 10% off sale right now.

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Anthony maida
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Re: lathe purchase
Reply #4 - Jul 14th, 2017 at 4:55pm
 
I have  the nova 1624-44 and love it plenty of power, you have to change the belt for speed change but not a big deal.woodcraft,has a sale now and then selling for 859.00 or so.
Plenty of lathe for the money. Thumbs Up
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