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  • 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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        very nice, I saw your post about upgrading your shop. Looking forward to pics!

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        • #5
          Ok, it’s 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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          • #6
            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.
            www.thecogwheel.net

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            • #7
              Congrats! Looks like a sweat lathe. What happened to the paint on the stand?

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              • #8
                That looks like a very capable machine.
                Last edited by JCHannum; 02-15-2018, 10:43 AM.
                Jim H.

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                      Ahh, I saw the axe on the wall and wondered if you got mad at it
                      Oh, just wait, the bandsaw is on thin ice!


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by enginuity View Post
                        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.
                        I use a shower curtain rod cover. Works great, costs a dollar.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Joel View Post
                          I use a shower curtain rod cover. Works great, costs a dollar.
                          Be careful. It could cost a lot depending on where you get that rod cover...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Joel View Post
                            I use a shower curtain rod cover. Works great, costs a dollar.
                            Got a pic? I'm struggling to envision how that is setup.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gzig5 View Post
                              Got a pic? I'm struggling to envision how that is setup.
                              Sure

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