This is just one of the reasons.
Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan
I think I'll stick with turning large items off the end of the Grizzly G0698 when the time comes as they seem to have worked out the bugs in the VFD. It is 18" diameter & 47" between centers & falls between the Jet 1642 & the PM 3520B. And for $1400 & the fact that I can take delivery right at the source in Bellingham, I think it's pretty much a no brainer.
With the length of the G0698 I can build a nice roll around cabinet with drawers & maybe slide out shelves that would roll underneath the lathe when not in use.
Ever notice quite a few manufactures list their lathes a by swing & then length between centers & PM is just the opposite?
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