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Old 05-03-2009, 08:58 PM
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I'm with 4 Jaw....not because he's a moderator but because I'm a 30 year machinist and have been there done that. The lathe I have now is a 15" Leblond Regal and really like to have one a bit bigger one but that's what I have. It was 6000.00 back when machines were bringing decent money (early 90's) and the same machine today might only bring 3000. Once the economy takes off again, and it will, machines will go up again. The Regal isn't a heavy duty machine but it's a good precision unit and does well and has been reliable. It does all I ask of it and more. I just hope it doesn't break down because it won't be cheap to fix lol
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