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Old 08-09-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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Help me out please- buying a comm lathe

hey ,

i need some help choosing a lathe to buy.

my options are as follows:
Hudy Advance lathe
Cobra Pro Comm lathe 2000 (with diamond bit or without)
Trinity tru-lathe
Orion motor lathe

i just need some opinions on each... is hudy REALLY worth the extra money??? i know they are very good lathes but will it make that much of a difference for an extra $100 or so?

the cobra seems the best for money especially with a diamond bit
but what are they like??

also, if anyone knows any online shops that have lathes at good prices please let me know, i was looking in stormerhobbies at these lathes but i dont think they are the cheapest around

thanx for your help
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Now I understand why this forum has so many ancient threads, and why it needs them.
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yeh thanx for your help mate
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Donoman is making the point that there are dozens of threads on the same topic, and there is a wealth of useful information. Do a search, and you'll find a lot of good stuff.

The hudy lathes are expensive, and it is not necessarily money lost. They are very well made, and give a good cut. For me, it was definitely a good purchase.

If you want a theoretical answer, from an economic perspective it really depends on your personal marginal utility function.
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Try this site. You'll find an great deal of information on lathes.

http://www.rccars.com/forums/
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