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    Default New toy coming, PM-1236

    Ordered it with DRO, micrometer carriage stop, work light, coolant system, heavier CI stand, etc. Should be here in a week, hopefully.
    Tried to go for the Taiwan made version, but was just too expensive.

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    That will still be a very capable machine, and a pleasure to use. The DRO and CI stand are 2 significant upgrades. You will never be sorry you got them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
    Ordered it with DRO, micrometer carriage stop, work light, coolant system, heavier CI stand, etc. Should be here in a week, hopefully.
    Tried to go for the Taiwan made version, but was just too expensive.
    Looking forward to posts about your impressions. It's on my short list.

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    very nice, I saw your post about upgrading your shop. Looking forward to pics!

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    Ok, itís on the cast iron stands, for which I am very glad I spent the extra 200$ for. This lathe is rock solid, and just got it leveled this morning using my Starrett precision level. Amazing how you can flex a giant piece of cast iron with just your own strength, if ever so slightly. Going to run 220 to it today, and try a test cut.



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    Looks like a nice one.

    Only thing I don't like is that the bed doesn't appear to protect the leadscrews in anyway. Why do so many of the imports do this? Such a simple change can protect the leadscrew and drive shaft from getting chips and swarf in them. I'd consider a telescoping cover for the screw.

    Cast iron stand would be a mandatory purchase for me. Glad you went with it.

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    Congrats! Looks like a sweat lathe. What happened to the paint on the stand?

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    That looks like a very capable machine.
    Last edited by JCHannum; 02-15-2018 at 10:43 AM.
    Jim H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    Congrats! Looks like a sweat lathe. What happened to the paint on the stand?
    Came that way. Chips easy. Need to get some blue paint from PM


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    Quote Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
    Came that way. Chips easy. Need to get some blue paint from PM


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    Ahh, I saw the axe on the wall and wondered if you got mad at it

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