harbor freight mini lathe on sale
Posted December 03 2012 - 08:13 AM
sells normally for $150, now on sale for $125 - and if you join the hf 'inside track club' for $30 you can buy the lathe for $90 and then get yet another $10 off = $110 for the lathe (plus any tax and/or shipping). i just did that at my local hf in nj. don't get any cheaper than this for a new and serviceable plug turning lathe - add in some chisels and start turning for cheap.
Posted December 03 2012 - 12:23 PM
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Posted December 03 2012 - 12:57 PM
I habe the same mini from harbor freight. Got it two years ago and have turned about 100 plugs and other things on it. works great for small projects. Only problem ive had was the rest broke at the stem, but its an easy fix. Good lathe all in all in my opinion.
Posted December 03 2012 - 08:07 PM
anything from hf is crap.
all of their offerings aren't top shelf.
some amount of their stuff IS crap.
and some items are quite serviceable and get the job more than done.
Posted December 04 2012 - 09:27 AM
I've got the HF mini lathe as well and it has always worked well for me, no complaints. Just take care of it and you should be fine. Good value.
Posted December 04 2012 - 10:47 AM
Harbor freight is not known for its quality ….If you did buy from there get the extended warranty because you will be replacing it
Yes buy the extended warranty. I heard some negative comments and shortcoming about this mini lathe.
Posted December 04 2012 - 07:49 PM