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Old 02-11-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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Looking for opinions on what comm lathes are good for someone on a tight budget, Ive heard alot about how cheaper ones arent as "true" as the better ones, or can cone the comm, and i know the Hudy lathes are good, but just to exspensive, so hopefully someone hear can point me in the right direction!
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:46 AM   #2
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check out speedtech


They have a few 'non Hudy' Lathes
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:51 AM   #3
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I have the Cobra Lathe. It seems to be pretty nice. The comm doesnt cone on mine. You have to adjust the guides on the lathe to get a "true" round comm which is the case on every lathe. I'm in a simalar position as you....

Here's a pic: http://www.allstarhobbies.com/produc...cat=349&page=1

Tower Hobbies also some Cobra Lathes under the "Bargain Shopper"

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i would also recomend the cobra lathe if you are not going to get hudy

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