September 2, 2009

Midi-Lathe Reviews at Woodworker's Journal

Delta_46_460.gifIt seems like every six months or so we get all hepped up with the idea that we're going to buy a mini lathe. The image of sitting in the shop and turning out chess pieces takes us to this euphoric fantasy land full of woodworking know-how and competence. During these giddy little daydreams we forget the fact that we know absolutely nothing about these tools or how to use them. We know even less about what makes one good. We've done some research in the past and have always come back to the Jet. It seems to get good reviews....right? Well, thankfully this month's Woodworker's Journal has a run down on four top models (the Jet included).

Author Chris Marshall does a fantastic job explaining the features on each model and what to look for when investing in one of these interesting tools. Chris is pretty much a fan of all of the tools, but he calls out the Delta 46-460 for special praise due to its strong motor, reverse setting for sanding, and the 10" tool rest.

It's an interesting article and if, like us, you dream of owning one of these things at some point, it's worth hunting down and reading. It not online yet, but it might be at some point in the future.

Also, check out our thoughts on WWJ's article How to Build a Fly Rod here.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at September 2, 2009 5:00 AM

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