Originally Posted by *Topher*
I am looking to buy a Hudy lathe. Can you plug these directly into your power supply? Also, how many cuts do you get on a carbide bit vs a diamond? Anyone know the difference between Hudy 101001 and Hudy 101401? This will be my first lathe so I was wondering if I would be able to see a considerable difference.
Yes,you can plug it directly into your P/S IF you have a adjustable voltage P/S,the two lathes your looking at are the advanced lathe and the tech lathe,the tech lathe has a middle shaft to prevent transfer of motor vibrations to your arm while your cutting,I have the tech lathe and it is very nice,as soon as I get my fantom lathe in I will be selling my tech lathe.Always get a diamond bit and V-blocks when buying any lathe,the diamond bit will last you probably the life of the lathe and it can be repaired if you chip the bit.I recently had a buddy throw his away thinking it was ruined.