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Old 12-14-2018, 12:06 PM
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There is a wealth of info and tips about these lathes on www.minilathe.com.
He also, has a youtube channel; Frank Hoose.

According to him, the Harbor Freight 7x10 is actually, only 7x8. "Hazzard Fraught," does some creative stretching of the truth to label that lathe a 7x10.


Little Machine Shop used to offer replacement beds to convert it into a 7x12 or 7x14. Don't know if they're still available or not.


Last winter, I bought a new 7x14 off of ebay for $450 with free shipping. I have yet, to make a single chip with it. I keep using my ancient South Bend for quicky little jobs. This winter for sure, I'll get to the new one.


Dave
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