I does, thought I'm still trying to figure out if it's metric or imperial. You can do both with it, but there's no threading dial, so you have to just reverse the feed rather than relying on the dial. It looks like I can get a dial, but just for the one that the screw is designed for (metric or imperial).Neat! That would be super handy. Perhaps post retirement in the new shop
Does it have screw cutting capability?
Yup, found it a while back. It's looking like I'll spend more on accessories than the lathe.
That is part of my plans for now, have some simple smithy projects for it. Might even try changing over one of my single shot .22 LR rifles to .22 WMR for fun.I should add, I used mine to cut a 1/2"x50 thread. Only took three try's.
That's the thread pitch for the nut at the end of the bolt on a Savage rifle.
I tried that many years ago - with very limited success. The rim diameter on the WMR is larger than the LR, so the LR firing pin doesn't always hit a 'good spot.' Many misfires. YMMV - or maybe you can modify the firing pin, too....Might even try changing over one of my single shot .22 LR rifles to .22 WMR for fun.
Or just about any tool for that matter.I was always told, plan on spending twice on tooling vs the cost of a lathe. Appears that applys to metal and wood lathes.
I did take a machinist class at the local technical college a few years back, and was the most enjoyable class I've ever taken since high school shop classes. I think the lathe was the easiest of all of the tools I learned to use that semester.Gotta say, I envy you. I have always wanted a metal lathe, even though I am not sure what I would make with it. I would need take lessons on how to use it.