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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering if anyody has any comments and/or opinion on the Shop Fox Prodicts. Am looking at the 16" x 43" with 2HP motor.

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Shop Fox products usually work well.

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Mine work like they should, usually a white colored version of Grizzly that has also been good for me.

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The problem that I see with it is that the slowest speed is 600 rpm. Given the tool rest I think you could probably do about a 12" bowl and 600 rpm would be too fast for even that size. I think you will also get killed on resale. I would wait for a good brand used variable speed one to come up or hold out for a new one when a sale comes up.
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Do you have an opiion on Grizzly's GO462 lathe. I will run much slower than the Shop Fox according to what I am reading and is less money too.

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The problem that I see with it is that the slowest speed is 600 rpm. Given the tool rest I think you could probably do about a 12" bowl and 600 rpm would be too fast for even that size. I think you will also get killed on resale. I would wait for a good brand used variable speed one to come up or hold out for a new one when a sale comes up.
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I looked at that lathe when I was in the market for one. The issue with that one is 600RPM for unstable stock is way too fast. I got pointed to the Delta 46-460 in a similar price point. With three belt positions combined with variable speed, the Delta will run from 250 RPMs-4000Rpms. I have had that lathe for a little over a year now, and I am very happy with it. It is smaller, but with variable speed, the ability to run backwards (for sanding) and a few other features made me feel like the Delta was a better lathe for the money.
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I think I answered your question in another link however if not here is an older review of the Grizzly.
Review: Grizzly G0462 Wood Lathe with digital readout - by trifern @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
I have seen this model several times on Craigs list and they never are selling for very much. I would spend the least amount I could with the knowledge that I will be up grading soon. I know I will be sucked into vortex.
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