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    I too have the axminster 1628, and for how much I have used it I believe it's going to do me very proud and do more than what I need it to do.

    One thing for certain I believe you will need a variable speed unit, don't even go for fixed speed belt change units if you can afford it.

    Again, I have an adaptor for my chucks, but I brought a new one as mine had seen better days, still have it. You just don't throw those things away do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edlea View Post
    I've just been eyeing up the Nova DVR XP ...think its just a fantasy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Three years ago before I retired I would have had a new one, Woody ...but now I have to watch the pennies Cake Lady's instructions.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by edlea View Post
    Three years ago before I retired I would have had a new one, Woody ...but now I have to watch the pennies Cake Lady's instructions.....
    Tell her Violet purchased my Nova lathe LOL you got to get her trained Ed

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    I too have the axminster 1628, and for how much I have used it I believe it's going to do me very proud and do more than what I need it to do.

    One thing for certain I believe you will need a variable speed unit, don't even go for fixed speed belt change units if you can afford it.

    Again, I have an adaptor for my chucks, but I brought a new one as mine had seen better days, still have it. You just don't throw those things away do you?
    I agree that variable speed is an important consideration, but do make sure it is by means of an inverter like the Axminster 1628. Some cheaper types of electronic speed control can result in poor performance. I have come across one lathe with "electronic speed control" that I could stop with a moderate cut on a medium sized bowl. My advice would be to try the lathe out before buying if possible and don't trade quality for features that are desirable but not essential.

     
     
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    Thanks as ever for the help gents. Lots of thinking to do over next 6 months.
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