new lathe decision
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laguna revo 18/36 or nova galaxy---tks,joe
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  Re: new lathe decision by joezjr (laguna revo 18/36 or...)
(04-11-2020, 08:34 PM)joezjr Wrote: laguna revo 18/36 or nova galaxy---tks,joe

What is your budget??

Do you have any funds for other turning equipment as well?
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  Re: new lathe decision by joezjr (laguna revo 18/36 or...)
(04-11-2020, 08:34 PM)joezjr Wrote: laguna revo 18/36 or nova galaxy---tks,joe
I would recommend the Nova just from personal experience, my DVR 3000 is around 15 years old and no problems no vibration my beltless beauty. I would just be torn over the swing. I will tell you past 15 " diameter bowls are pretty but to big for normal people ask around people will tell you. I say Nova.
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  Re: new lathe decision by joezjr (laguna revo 18/36 or...)
I have a grizzly 838. I can go up to 28 inch bowls. Haven't even come close to that. Usually 12 inch for my largest. Happier at 8 to 10 inch. brother in law has a 18/36 Laguna and loves it. I have been on it and it is a good machine. Between the two of us we put it through it's paces and it did nicely.
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  Re: new lathe decision by joezjr (laguna revo 18/36 or...)
One thing I really like about my pm3520b is the movable headstock.  I can move it all the way to the end and turn a 38" round table top which I want to do soon or two of them.

See if either one can turn outboard of movable headstock and you will have your answer of turning small or large and by large it does not have to be a bowl.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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  Re: RE: new lathe decision by Arlin Eastman (One thing I really l...)
(04-12-2020, 01:46 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: One thing I really like about my pm3520b is the movable headstock.  I can move it all the way to the end and turn a 38" round table top which I want to do soon or two of them.

See if either one can turn outboard of movable headstock and you will have your answer of turning small or large and by large it does not have to be a bowl.

We'll both have moving headstocks I've heard good things about the Laguna. Some well known Turner recently started using one and had a few videos on it. I just can't remember who
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  Re: RE: new lathe decision by Wipedout ([quote='Arlin Eastma...)
(04-12-2020, 04:40 PM)Wipedout Wrote: We'll both have moving headstocks I've heard good things about the Laguna. Some well known Turner recently started using one and had a few videos on it. I just can't remember who

I own one
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  Re: RE: new lathe decision by AnthonyYak ([quote='Wipedout' pi...)
(04-12-2020, 09:55 PM)AnthonyYak Wrote: I own one

There you go - he's the one

You going chime in and give the OP your thoughts?
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  Re: new lathe decision by joezjr (laguna revo 18/36 or...)
Whichever one isn't made in China.
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  Re: RE: new lathe decision by SteveS (Whichever one isn't ...)
(04-13-2020, 09:48 AM)SteveS Wrote: Whichever one isn't made in China.

That would be Robust. Wink


Looking at both of them, personally I don't think I would like the membrane type control pad on the Nova. I don't care how tough it is when it's new, over the buttons is going to crack and chip with time. The nerd in me likes the controls, but the practical side of me thinks the Laguna controls will be better over time.

My argument against the Laguna is the extremely lousy customer service I've heard about for the entire 16+ years I've been on WN. Unless they've done a 180 recently, I'd be leery of them. IF they have improved their CS, then with only looking at the specs and demo videos, I'd go with Laguna. I've always been impressed with the quality of their tools, but the lack of CS has kept me from owning anything from them.

BTW, for reference, I've got an American Beauty, so my views may be skewed a little.
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