On today’s weekend show, we’re talking about buying cheap tools in favor of more accessories or not.
What Are We Talking About
I’m looking to get into turning by buying either the Harbor Freight 10″ Lathe for $219 or the 12″ for $100 more. If I buy the cheaper one, I’ll have money left for chucks and other accessories. Any suggestions as to which I should get? I’m looking to spend no more than $350. I already have a set of traditional tools but no grinder to sharpen them on. So that’s a factor as well. I’m leaning towards the cheaper 10″ lathe so that I can pick up the Rikon 8″ slow speed grinder for sharpening. I don’t want to blow my whole wad on just the lathe and then have no effective way of sharpening my tools.
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