SidecarFlip, you right there are no compersion between two, maybe just one, that once threading is engaged it stays that way, nothing more
The Harbor freight is this one it has 12" between centers with 3/4 bore
So about bore capacity, why would you say its limited to17HMR?
About that machine, originally I wanted to buy Grizzly's gunsmiths benchtop lathe, but when I got there I decided that I need milling machine as well, so I had to squeeze both in my budget so here I am...
shortgrass you can call them both, I guess it goes with geography
also I worked with Clausings, Monarch and Leblond I think you right about half nut