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meopm
03-18-2011, 12:35 AM
Anyone using a PM1440HD Lathe? I am considering purchasing one and would like to talk to some owners first.

tlfamm
03-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Send a PM to "flatlander"

He purchased a PM1404HD in Dec, 2008:

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=30467

alcova
03-18-2011, 06:08 PM
I have one...about 2 years now
I don't use it constantly but, I
really like it a lot

Walt

.RC.
03-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Jet sell the same lathe as well... GH1440W

Dr Stan
03-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Anyone using a PM1440HD Lathe? I am considering purchasing one and would like to talk to some owners first.

If its identical to the Jet 1440 I'd stay far away from it. Had two of the Jets in a school lab and they were absolute junk.

meopm
03-18-2011, 08:36 PM
Alcova,

Thanks, if you had to choose again would you make the same choice?

meopm
03-18-2011, 08:37 PM
Looked at the jet as well, almost twice the money. Spoke to a jet rep, they tell me it is because the machine is made to their specs. Asked what those specs were and never got an answer. Don't mind paying the extra money but would like to know what I am getting for it?

alcova
03-19-2011, 09:42 PM
Without a doubt I would pick it again, one thing I liked was it had a 10" wide bed against 7 1/2" ( better resistance against torque, My thought anyway ) would loved to have a larger bore through the headstock, but that seems impossible on the single phase machines

Walt