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I am considering buying a Vega Lathe ( I think the model is 1632). It has extremely low hours. Any comments would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Jim

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Correction on the model #. Vega 1446 lathe. If you have any comments on performance, I'd appreciate them.
Thanks,
Jim

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TC, Thanks for the comments. Would you believe that I found a (rather impatient) contractor that had a bright idea to buy a woodlathe...He bought the lathe with extras. He said that he paid about $1,600 for it including tax, freight etc. He placed a block of maple on it and started turning. He gouged the block, it flew off and fell to the floor...in a fit of anger and impatience, he then proceeded to throw the block against the garage wall. It busted up even more. It is there that it has sat and it is there where I examined it. It was used only once - looks like it was just taken out of the crate, except dusty. I'll buy it next weekend for $900. I have never used a Vega, and quite frankly, don't know anyone who has. Thanks again,
Jim