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    11-19-2017, 09:07 PM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    what I have read static converters are not good for lathes. As it says in the instructions the motor only runs on two of the legs reducing power of...
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    11-19-2017, 12:02 PM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    can I use a VFD to convert from single phase to 3 phase? Is it difficult to hook up? I found a KBC lathe that is 3 phase, I am not sure I want to...
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    11-10-2017, 12:59 AM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    This is another lathe I found. It has a taper tool, a coĺet attachment, a and some tooling and a Urd-220 mitutoyo dro for 3850 Here is the link...
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    11-09-2017, 12:08 PM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    I found an acra turn 1440a that looks to be in very good shape, they want 4500 with lots of extra tooling. I believe it is a china made machine. It...
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    11-08-2017, 04:10 PM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    I live in Baker City Oregon, I have been looking on Craig's list from Seattle to Montana. Almost every thing I have seen is way to big for my shop or...
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    11-08-2017, 11:11 AM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    I have very little experience with a lathe, or milling machine. If I buy one of these lathes and some tooling I would be tapped out for this year. ...
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    11-07-2017, 10:31 PM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    Sorry gearhead not a gear box. As you can see I am very new to this still learning.
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    11-07-2017, 09:43 PM
    Primitive56 replied to a thread What lathe to buy in General
    Thanks for all of the information, I think I might get a bigger machine the grizzly g4003g. It is a gunsmithing lathe it is a gear box gap bed...
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    11-06-2017, 06:17 PM
    Primitive56 started a thread What lathe to buy in General
    I am new to working with a lathe, I am looking to buy either a precision Mathews pw1030v or a grizzly g0752. The pm 1030 v has an automatic...
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