:> Hello all,
:> I have a chance to get a brand new Jet mini late at a considerable discount.
:> Does anyone out there have thoughts good or bad about said lathe?
: Just my opinion.. but you can get a regular sized lathe for maybe $200
: or so.. Considering how much the turning tools, chuckes, etc cost..
: not just start off with a full sized machine?
A few reasons:
a) the jet mini is actually a better machine than the entry-level fullsized
lathes are to turn anything within its capacity on
(spindles of whatever length you like, as you can add bed extensions) or bowls
or hollow vessels up to 9.5" in diameter. It has less vibration.
b) it's quite portable, and so you can turn outside on a nice day, take
it with you on vacation, etc.
c) The non-variable-speed model (older model) is currently heavily
-- Andy Barss