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Old 07-23-2011, 05:43 PM
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I have a 12x36 Enco lathe... And I can say this much.... It isn't the same machine as the one's at HF.. The Enco I have is a lot more heavier built then the one's I have seen at HF....

And If your going to be using this machine a lot at home... I wouldn't buy anything smaller then A 12x36.... You will soon realize after you have that little one that you just wasted your money.... The swing and the size shaft you can chuck up... Will mean a lot later..... A lathe is like a shop..... It is never big enough..
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