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Old 04-21-2005, 04:06 AM   #1
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I have just started electric and want to get myself a lathe i run 12turn mod and i am looking at these two but i dont know what the difference is and do i need any extras to buy e.g lathe cutting bit of is it ready to use

3 racing comm, lathe with ball bearing

3 racing comm. lathe with hardend V Block
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'm using a 3 Racing Lathe with ball bearings. It works great and it's cheap. What you need to buy is a lathe motor and you're ready to go.

The difference between the ball bearing and the V block is actually on the armature holder. One is in the shape of V and the other is with 2 bearing side by side so that the armature rotates on them while being cut.
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You should normally always stick with V blocks. Bearings can develop slop after a while and make the lathe cut out of round. Just the Hardened V blocks with some light oil on them is dialed.

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Thanks for your help guys
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