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Old 05-31-2012, 05:45 PM
Mr. Demeanor
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Default Need advice on buying a small lathe

I need to buy a small lathe to machine the plastic. I would be turning down a plastic tube. I would like it to have a stop so I would make a few passes until it hits the stops and then I know its done. I would also like the ability to slightly taper the finished piece. This is for the base on a new flag pole for houses. The tube starts out at 1.33 and I need the bottom 4" 1.24 tapered down to about 1.22 and the bottom. The tube is I have built a couple by hand turning it down on a bench mounted belt sander and I am really liking it but it takes far too long.

Would like to find a good value as well.
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