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Old 09-28-2009, 09:52 PM
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Lathe's

I was kicking an idea of purchasing a lathe for chambering, etc. What would be a descent set up for someone starting out?
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:59 PM
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Re: Lathe's

I am interested in this as well. Educated input as opposed to mine

I found this one:

G4003G Gunsmith's Benchtop Lathe from Grizzly.

I have not used their metal machining equipment but their woodworking equipment was decent.

$3,250 shipped

G4003G Gunsmith's Bench Top Lathe with Stand
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:07 AM
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Re: Lathe's

im very interested in this too. want to get one for chambering, trueing of actions and threading muzzels chambers ect.
live in nz so makes it a little awkard to get one. (not a huge supply of used ones.) b
but what specs should it have. eg how long, spindle dia. ect.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:31 AM
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Re: Lathe's

I can't in good conscience recommend any of Grizzley's machines. I'm not saying anything bad about them, I've got no personal experience, but IMHO you'd be better off to look for a good used tool room lathe like a Hardinge. Go to a few machine shops and see what they've got and then look for those brands. Cincinati, Hardinge, Leblond, etc. Even in good used condition those machines will be better than a Chinese machine.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:35 AM
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Re: Lathe's

I believe that Kirby is using the big Grizzly lathe.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: Lathe's

IMO the big grizzly is great. If I had it do over that is what I would do instead of the jet 16x40 zx. The jet is great, especially the large spindle hole, but the features of the big grizzly lathe overshadow that.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Lathe's

What model are we talking about when we mention "The Big Grizzly"?
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