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My HFT reversible lathe is on wheels so it is easy to move around. Unfortunately, it is also top-heavy.

Well today, I saw what a 1/2" diameter piece of gravel could do.

The lathe tipped over and landed on the control knob, shoving it through the cast motor body. Even if I fixed the face by attaching a cover plate, the whole mount broke into a dozen pieces too. $300.00 shot to Hell.


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Bummer!

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Spare parts for the next one?

Sorry it's unfixable, but save the good pieces.

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Dat sucks.... Sorry!!
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OWIE!!!! Kinda like what happened with my drill press....

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Dammmmnnn,,, that sucks. At least it did not fall on you.
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Now you can get the one you really want!!

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You know ... I was just thinking last night ...

"If I buy another one, and take the BASES of both machines to a machine shop, could they cut the left end off of one, and the right end off of the other, and graft them together to give me a SIX-foot lathe?

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That's enough to make a preacher cuss!

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A colleague once (in curing careless behavior once is a great teacher) tipped a large cast iron cabinet saw out the back of his truck. One can imagine the jigsaw puzzle that made.

Sympathy Joe.

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