Has anyone here used the new Integy Auto-lathe? If so, what are your thoughts? Doesn't seem like a bad price on it, but wanted to get some opinions from people that have used it.
Diamond bits do last longer, unless you act careless and chip it. If you don't, you will get equally great cuts from the first pass to your 1000th pass. And yes, they can go for a thousand cuts.JB_The_Evader said:I have a cobra lathe, and I can't really think of anything wrong with it, and for $100 on stormerhobbies.com you can't really go wrong (unless you want a diamond bit, which somebody else has mentioned, the whole thing goes for 169, but at the time I can't justify spending that much money on a bit. I don't know if its true, but I've heard that diamond bits dont actually make a better quality cut, they just last longer, and for the amount of carbide bits I could get for $70, I'm not too worried about that). I have the manual version, and I can see how an automated lathe might make more consistent cuts, but I dont think that would be enough of a difference to justify the extra cash. Besides, I prefer the manual version cause I feel like I'm in more control. Just my $.02