I am thinking about purchasing an 11 x 26 lathe from Grizzly or Wholesale Tool. I am concerned and curious about the problems with the motor stalling or stopping while cutting, knurling or drilling. Is the 11 x 26 a major improvement over my 7 x 14? Looks like it would be.
1)What depth of cut is normal for a 3" diameter piece of cold rolled steel (1018) using power feed over a distance of several inches? I am asking how far you advance the tool in thousandths per pass.
2)Tell me about the knurling capabilities of the 11 x 26
3)What is the largest diameter hole you have drilled with the 11 x 26.