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Old 04-06-2004, 08:47 PM   #16
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Another question, how does the hudy prevent the armature from moving side to side?
The 2 chunks with the v-blocks/bearings are adjustable sideways.
They bolt down onto the base plate.

I adjust them to fit my longest arm, then use motor washers to
fill in the space for the shorter arms. (just too lazy to readjust)
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:55 PM   #17
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I was told by someone that the tech lathe is uncomfortable to use because it feels small and weird. Has anyone else experienced this? I dont know if it would bother me because I've never used a lathe before and I dont have anything to compare it to.
I'd be in your same boat too.

Some of the lathes cut in the different direction, all boils down to
what you're used to. Greasemonkeys with big fat fingers who
are used to a different lathe might just tell you that, as an
excuse for their inability to readapt.

Its just a tool, I am righthanded. Right hand operates the slide,
either hand on the bit-feed knob and lefthand for the powerswitch.
Not very awkward once you've cut a few comms.

(if you're anything like me, you'd have pulled out all your old motors and made them comms all nice & shiny before you went to bed again )
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Thanks for the advice, Im pretty sure Im getting the Hudy now. I'd love to try several different lathes but all my LHS carries is the Orion lathe and I dont want to buy a discontinued lathe. Anyway for $160 plus tax, I only have to spend around $15 more for the Hudy. So you havent had any problems with ease of use?

NVM you already answered my question
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I have a mod fashion and just slide a teflon washer on the pinion end of the arm, put the arm in the guides, slide another teflon washer on so it's on the outside edge of the guides and then use a small pinion to keep it in place. As long as you allow a tiny bit of play it works great.
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The HSG is the one with the V-guides, right? http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/prod...prod=HDY101401 - Is that the right one?
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Whether Tech or Advanced... depends on if you need to cut
in-situ comms. I only cut mods/rebuildables so the Tech sufficed.
grrr... might need Correction there.

I got the Smaller one, the one without the layshaft.

Sounds like its the one named 'Advance'.

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...the one with the V-guides, right?
They all have choice of v-guides or BB-guides... unless your shop only decides to stock one type.

Should be the ~ same price for either one.
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Should be the one. Ring them before ordering just to make sure though.

HSG = Hardened Steel Guides
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Looks like your right, that the way they refer to it on the Hudy site.
http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/p...9&kategoria=61
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Stick with AL4 and you can't go wrong. Good choice on the tech lathe. I have that one with the carbide bit and I love it. Even though the carbide will get dull, I'll have to buy at least ten of them to catch up to the price of the diamond. That may be years from now...
Can anyone else verify the AL4?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3185896495

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