Originally Posted by jeffreylin
For the Hudy truer, minimum of 25 amp is required and 35 amp ideal. A 14 amp won't even get it started.
Not quite accurate. I have used my Eagle 18A/14V and Rivergate 15A power supplies to run Hudy lathes for years. The general rule is that a lower amperage power supply will not give you as much torque so you cannot cut off a ton of material in one pass. I have traveled a bunch and used these PS for everything from truing tires to charging batteries to running stereos and they have worked like a champ.
If you can get your hands on one, go for the Rivergate 30A. That thing seriously motors through the toughest compounds!!