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    It does seem odd but it says here MT1 and MT2:

    Draper WTL457 230V 550W Compact Digital Variable Speed Wood Lathe

    There seem to be a number of lathes that look very similar but the specs vary wildly.


     
     
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    Yep hence the need for the sleeve/adapter

     
     
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    Then you cant use certain tooling easily, for example I use a drill chuck in the tail stock for drilling and the same chuck in the headstock for sanding. The converters by their very nature stick and are hard to release so it would make swapping over a pain in the posterior. But so long as it is point to point precise it will work.
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    Yeah fully understand. I do very little else other then pen turning and was hoping to spend a few pounds then another 50 on my preferred mandrel.

     
     
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    Very late to this as you have already made your choice, Personally I would have taken the plunge and gone for a lathe with the 33mm thread and MT2 all round. It does mean a lot of extra pieces but when you want to sell it will be easier as those seem to be the norm now.
    At present I have an old 3/4" with 1MT but hopefully will upgrade to something bigger but then I do tend to turn larger items than pens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    Very late to this as you have already made your choice, Personally I would have taken the plunge and gone for a lathe with the 33mm thread and MT2 all round. It does mean a lot of extra pieces but when you want to sell it will be easier as those seem to be the norm now.
    Yes agreed. Buying the cheapest doesn’t always make sense.

     
     
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    Thanks all for your helpful input. I found one on Amazon and took a chance and it arrived today. Does the job perfectly.

     
     
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    If you haven’t got one already it’s probably worth getting an ejector drift. They can be pain to separate sometimes without one.

     
     
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