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Old 11-06-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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I was wondering just what is the best com. lathe I can get.. I was looking at the integy team auto super lathe
http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...32105495557.5c

Please let me know what you all think and what you use..


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A friend of mine had one and neither of us could get it to cut worth beans. The problem is that the lathe bits are direction, only meant to cut in one direction, this lathe runs the bit across both directions (cut and then backfeed) and that messes up the cut.

Look for a manual lathe. I have had a Hudy for years and it is the best lathe I have ever owned. I have also had a Twister and Cobra in the past. I hear the Integy/ Eagle manuald feed lathe is a pretty good value.
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Fantom, Trinity and Cobra make the best.
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Fantom, Trinity and Cobra make the best.

if you can find the fantom and pony up the $400, but it is a waste, although the fantom is the best.

cobras are really good, but save your money and get a hudy.
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I've heard lots of good things about the hudy lathes. I'm going to be ordering a Hudy tech lathe with V-blocks next week.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:24 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by C10
I was wondering just what is the best com. lathe I can get.. I was looking at the integy team auto super lathe
http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...32105495557.5c

Please let me know what you all think and what you use..


Thanks
Allan

i used to have that lathe and i wasnt very happy with it. like jack mentioned, it messes up the cut when going back. i now have a hudy w/ diamond and very pleased. its a lot smaller too!
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:27 PM   #7
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In the Northwest Racers forums for sale thread;

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Can't go wrong with a Hudy!
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