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Wood Lathes Buyer’s Guide
There’s a lot of technical terms being thrown around in these reviews, so it may benefit you to brush up on some of the features to look for when purchasing the best wood lathe for your needs. Here’s a quick breakdown of some terms you’ll often see and how they relate to your wood lathe experience.
Rpm: (Rotations Per Minute) This is a measure of the speed of your lathes rotations. You want a higher number of RPMs if you’re trying to tackle projects that require an extra push.
Swing: A measure of the maximum size workpiece that can rotate without hitting the bed. The greater the swing, the more you can spread out or work on intense jobs.
Quill: The sleeve of a drill press or lathe headstock in which the spindle is mounted. This is going to range in size and material, so be sure to read up on this component while shopping.
Keep these terms in mind when comparing prices and features to find the Best Wood Lathe!