- Powerful 1/2 HP motor
- Solid cast iron base
- Spur center on headstock
- Ball-bearing live center on tailstock
- Heavy-duty knockout bar for spur center
- 6" tool rest
- 3" face plate
- 5 different speeds: 760, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM
- Convenient belt access door
- Cam-locking ratcheting adjustment levers
- Chrome-plated hardware
- Removable safety switch
- Non-slip feet
- Spindle Taper MT2
- 1" x 8 TPI spindle
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|Manufacturer Part Number||MC-1018|
|Speed Range||760 - 3200 RPM|
None too shabbyPosted February 26, 2014
-The belt provided (as mentioned in other posts) is not a quality belt, I am waiting for mine to break and hopefully I will be able to get a replacement in stock before that happens.
-The manual is a joke. It was not written by a technical writer of any skill.
-The motor is mounted very close to the frame making it a small annoyance to keep it clear for ventilation purposes.
-And lastly and possibly the biggest con to this lathe, I have noticed that the tail stock will slip as pressure is applied by the center. This could probably be solved by taking a mallet to the locking lever.
Overall I have a working lathe and I am happy.
- If you purchase this lathe to get into turning or only to do small things, it should be more than adequate. However to compare this lathe to a Jet lathe is just unfair. It's like comparing a 83 honda to a 2013 Ferrari. They aren't even in the same class.