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Anyone own a Proxxon lathe?

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    August, 2012
Anyone own a Proxxon lathe?
Posted by JMorgan on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:22 PM

What is the quality like? What all do you use it for? Just seeing what others use it for before I consider one.

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    January, 2016
  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 8:27 PM

Hey JM,

I don't own a proxxon lathe, but I do own a Proxxon miter saw and table saw. They both are of high quality, and work very well. I spent roughly 2 months researching both items and found that Proxxon produces a very quality product. Plus their warranty and customer service are top notch. 

If I needed a lathe of smaller size I would purchase it from Proxxon. TMHO

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The three different small lathe's all have high marks throughout all areas of operation.

Hunter 

      

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    August, 2012
Posted by JMorgan on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:47 PM

Hello. If the table saw can do miter cuts, why did you get the miter saw? Thanks.

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    January, 2016
  • From: Columbia Falls, Montana
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, November 02, 2017 9:19 PM

I had the miter saw first....and for multiple 30,40 and 45 degree cuts a miter is much quicker and easier.

Hunter 

      

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    May, 2012
  • From: Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
Posted by Viper10L on Friday, November 03, 2017 8:55 PM

I had a Proxxon PD230/E Quality was good but it was metric which I found annoying. I sold it and bought a Sherline and never looked back since. I now own 1 Sherline lathe and 3 Sherline mills ans I find the quality of Sherline products flawless and their wide range of accessories to be a great incentive. I am currently scratchbuilding a 1/18th scale Baja race buggy so I invite you to check out my facebook page under "Cancino Modelismo" where you will see tons of pics of my tools in use.

My model Gallery :

https://picasaweb.google.com/109390031478713813496?authkey=Gv1sRgCL7-3pazs9bLFw

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:17 AM

Viper10L

I had a Proxxon PD230/E Quality was good but it was metric which I found annoying. I sold it and bought a Sherline and never looked back since. I now own 1 Sherline lathe and 3 Sherline mills ans I find the quality of Sherline products flawless and their wide range of accessories to be a great incentive. I am currently scratchbuilding a 1/18th scale Baja race buggy so I invite you to check out my facebook page under "Cancino Modelismo" where you will see tons of pics of my tools in use.

 

I agree about the quality of the Sherline.  I bought a bigger Chinese lathe because I wanted to tackle a bigger project than feasible on my Sherline, but I kept the Sherline (with the milling attachment) as a mill and for small work where the quality of the Sherline will be needed.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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