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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2009, 04:52:16 PM »
I edited your above post, lets keep it family friendly fellas
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but its fine like this, too  O0
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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2009, 02:05:24 AM »
Love this guide. I know this is sorta necro...

I wonder if all of these parts you have to assemble on your own?!?!
that's gonna be a challenge... lol
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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2009, 05:58:25 AM »
If you buy the disassembled one then yes. If you buy the assembled one still yes, you have to put all your accessories and what-not on it yourself.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2009, 06:24:09 AM »
so let's say i buy the stuff that kyle typed in the first post.
i have to assemble all that when i get it by myself right? are there instructions?
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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2009, 06:26:23 AM »
Yes, there are instructions.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2009, 08:54:23 AM »
No they want you to guess at it and maybe do it wrong so you will hurt yourself.   lol

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2009, 08:54:00 PM »
Buy pre-assembled if you aren't 100% comfortable with lathes. It does come with instructions, but you'll feel better not having to worry about it.

The only bonus is you are forced to learn how things work, but you can figure that out easy enough.

The accessories are do it yourself.. but it's very simple stuff. Google lathe basics for instructional type stuff, or just shoot me a message.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2009, 01:51:12 AM »
Buy pre-assembled if you aren't 100% comfortable with lathes. It does come with instructions, but you'll feel better not having to worry about it.

The only bonus is you are forced to learn how things work, but you can figure that out easy enough.

The accessories are do it yourself.. but it's very simple stuff. Google lathe basics for instructional type stuff, or just shoot me a message.

Kyle

so you are saying if I buy pre assembled say from the guy, itll be easier. But will I be able to add on the accesories you mentioned in the first post?

thank you for your time.
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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2009, 05:22:18 AM »
Yes, the disassembled or assembled part is just the basic lathe. You can still put all the accessories on it that you want. 

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2009, 08:28:41 AM »
The assembly is -just- the lathe itself.. you will still have to mount it to a board with the motor, put on the pulley, chuck, etc.. but all of that is very simple.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2010, 08:56:33 AM »
If you buy the Taig, it will come with the motor.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2010, 12:41:40 PM »
Icthus.. you should read the orignal post some time :)

Taig does not come with a motor.. but you can buy one from the dealer. The problem is that they are over priced.. so if you want, you can track one down elsewhere for much less.

justin, I believe the first two will work.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2010, 04:15:49 PM »
haha I though if you bought one complete then it would come with one. Misread.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2010, 04:16:51 PM »
I wish lol, motor was 90 something ha

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2010, 08:50:11 PM »
justin, I believe the first two will work.

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But would they last long and be able to do does 90 dollar motor does?
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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2010, 01:26:10 PM »
I can't speak to the quality of other motors.. but there isn't anything particular special about the marathon motor.. so I don't see why others wouldn't last as long.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2010, 01:57:56 PM »
What if you got something like this? http://www.harborfreight.com/7-inch-x-10-inch-precision-mini-lathe-93212.html
What tools would you need extra?

Is the list that you composed for making yoyos or for modding them?


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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2010, 12:05:26 AM »
What if you got something like this? http://www.harborfreight.com/7-inch-x-10-inch-precision-mini-lathe-93212.html
What tools would you need extra?

Is the list that you composed for making yoyos or for modding them?


I do -not- recommend the harbor freight lathes.. or any of the other chinese lathes that you'll find in various places (they're all the same lathe). They don't use standard parts, which makes them hard to expand on. The quality is 'ok' but you really should strip them down and assemble/tune them yourself to get the best quality out of them. They're cheap for a reason..

That said, I know several modders that use them.. but they aren't something I recommend, especially as a first lathe.

The list I gave is really for modding.. but it's quite flexible.. there isn't anything special you need to 'make' a yo-yo aside from lots of skill and patience.

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Re: Lathe Buying Guide
« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2010, 03:55:08 AM »
Also if you were to make a yoyo, would you have to do it by hand?