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Griz G0462 Wood Lathe w/Digital Tach

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  • Griz G0462 Wood Lathe w/Digital Tach

    Was browsing through the 06 Grizzly catalog, and also checked online, and found this new for 2006 wood lathe is priced at $395, looks like a good deal.

    It has a 16" swing over the 43" bed, and comes with a 2 HP motor and a digital spindle tachometer.

    Its got a CI bed and leg set so should be fairly stable.

    Anybody seen this lathe? $395 (plus $89 shipping) seems awful low for a lathe with these features.

    I think the Ridgid lathe was going for close to $350 at one time.

    I'd like to get a lathe, and since the Ridgid is basically MIA from my local HDs for like a year now, I don't see much in the way of support down the road, so I'm staying away from the Ridgid lathe. But sometime this year I would like to get a lathe, and this Grizzly seems like a nice one. I saw the Delta 46-745 Steel Lathe with a 120V Baldor 1.5 HP Motor which looks similar at Woodcraft and is a nice lathe, but the price is about $1500 more ($2084 on Amazon's web site). Is there really $1500 worth of additional features and quality in the Delta?

    Last edited by Bob D.; 01-11-2006, 10:20 PM.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006


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