Originally posted by yoyofai
Should anyone can give me some ideas on Hudy Tech and Advance Comm lathe
The difference between the Hudy Advanced & Tech lathes is how they drive the armature. The Advanced lathe drives the armature directly off the slave motor via a large O-ring, which is the way almost every other lathe works. The Tech lathe drives the armature off a layshaft that is driven by a slave motor. The idea is that driving the armature off the layshaft will reduce vibration resulting in a better cut (according to Hudy).
If you go to Hudy's website www.hudy.net
and click on 'Comm Lathes' there are pictures of both of them.
When looking for a comm lathe and trying to compare prices, make sure you know what comes with the lathe for the money. Many lathes don't include a slave motor (Hudy does). Many lathes don't include a cutting bit (Hudy doesn't).