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Old 01-16-2018, 05:03 PM   #601
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Default Buying equipment

Hi
Good luck setting up shop.
My personal experience with the cheap chinese lathes does not compare to what others have gone through.
Some have bought and had no trouble.
Mine on the other hand I have come to regard as a "Kit" lathe. Much to try to improve or correct. My 7 x 12 mini is slowly coming around to be a usable lathe. There is a lot of information out there. You tube you cannot always take as gospel. Some on the forums are the same among the truly knowledgeable.

If you buy used you may be buying others worn out or broken stuff. I would try to take a long a knowledgeable person to inspect with you so you will know what the true condition is. Older machines may not have any repair parts available

Some of my experience on you tube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8l...9hjDEgUq3cl4mw




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