precision matthews 10x27 lathe

does anybody have any thoughts on this lathe? im coming from a jet 9x20. just a hobby but need better quality that the jet, the jet has been a good
start...thanks tony
http://www.machinetoolonline.com/PM1027.html
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What makes you think its better quality than a Jet? They are both Chinese imports.
Though..just about anything would be an improvement over some of the 9x20s Ive seen.
If you are going to spend upwards of $1800..why not get a decent piece of US made iron? A nice Clausing for example?
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Or a Southbend
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Or
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or....etc etc
Btw...when you start getting in the 13-14" and up in lathe sizes..the machines from China are pretty decent. They were made for industrial use, not light hobby use and are fairly well made
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well mainly its new and free shipping. most of the tooling online is NOt in florida. so either drive along way up north or get something reasonable. yea i know its an import, but it looks like a bettter import, all the bolts on the 9x20 are soft junk, you align it and several days later its cutting a taper again...on and on with the problems. it was a good intro into turning....thanks for the reply tony
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Tony,
I think you can get a better lathe for the money, but not a new one, and not with the service you can expect from Machine Tool Online. I'm in Pittsburgh, so, if you want a first-hand appraisal (bearing in mind that I don't claim to be an expert), I've been looking for an excuse to stop by the warehouse.
Kevin

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