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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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I noticed that lathes are measured like #in x #in. I am assuming that the first number is the diameter that it can spin, then the second one is a length. Either way does it say somewhere on it or is it something that can be physically measured?

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I noticed that lathes are measured like #in x #in. I am assuming that the first number is the diameter that it can spin, then the second one is a length. Either way does it say somewhere on it or is it something that can be physically measured?

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you can ask for the foot print dim.And the second number is betwween centers not from the face of the chuck.

Post up what size it is and I bet we can give you a good idea of what the foot print will be.

My guess is that most laths that you are going to put in a home shop are going to be around 36" deep and at least 5' long.
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If you want one for home you'll want something along the lines of 13" x 36"(swing by length of z travelish). Mine's about 3 ft deep and 5 ft long. If you get into the 15+" swing range they are generally 10+ft lg and 4ft deep....and fawking heavy. My "little" lathe is over 400lbs.
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well my dad has a lathe and I'm just trying to figure out what size it is, thanks for the help so far!

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