Enco 12X36 lathe

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  1. Oct 2, 2019 #1

    Daniel Honkomp

    Daniel Honkomp

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    I'm looking to buy an Enco 12x36 bench lathe. Has anyone ever used one? Does anyone own one? I would like some feedback before I drop the cash!!
     
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    OrangeAlpine

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    I have had a 110 for over 20 years and has seen considerable use. An inexpensive but adequate lathe. Has not been troublesome and is not worn out. I would be lost without it. Its biggest shortcoming is the threaded spindle. As far as I am concerned, it has no hidden faults.

    I did manage to spring the jaws on the 4 jaw chuck. It is of fairly light construction. Its replacement weighs about twice as much. The strength is good, the weight is bad if your in your late seventies.

    Bill
     
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