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    Is this a good lathe to buy ?

    Hi ,My name is Kenny. This is my first post on this forum. I hope i get it right . i am new to woodturning and I am about to purchase my first lathe from someone on Kijiji (picture attached). I was told it can do up to 45" in length and i think it has a 1HP motor . Can i get some opinions on it , please ? Do you think it would be good for a beginner ?Thanks .
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    welcome to the family Kenny. you sure came to the right place for spiny advise.
    How much do they want for it.
    cheers

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    The guy was asking 250 but i offer 200 and he said ok. It also comes with all the tools in the second picture .
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    Kenny, I am not a spinny guy, but welcome to the forum.

    I say, if money is not an issue, jump on it and wear it out.

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    Before yo buy it make sure it runs. With it running look at the drive end to see if there is any wobble. Also with it turned off bring the tail right up to the drive center to check that they line up.
    It's hard to tell from the pics but the tool rest seems to be missing a piece. Make sure that it has all the parts to bolt it to the rails.
    If the drive wobbles or the head and tail don't line up put your cash away and walk.
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    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Before yo buy it make sure it runs. With it running look at the drive end to see if there is any wobble. Also with it turned off bring the tail right up to the drive center to check that they line up.
    Also make sure you can fit a standard chuck to it.
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    Welcome aboard Kenny!

    Did he provide a brand name for it?

    What kind of Morse Taper does the headstock have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Welcome aboard Kenny!

    Did he provide a brand name for it?

    What kind of Morse Taper does the headstock have?
    Guessing from the pics that it's mt2 with 1 1/8" shaft.
    That's if the parts in the tub fit it.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Looks like a chuck or two in the tub that could make it worth it?

    What say you Chuck?

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    Hi Kenny:

    I don't know squat about lathes, but welcome to the forum. We're delighted to meet you. Set back and stay a while.

    Cynthia
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