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Aug 23, 2019, 10:19 AM
Lift is cheap - Drag sucks
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LMS 5200 - It's here!

To make a very long story short - I watched the mini-lathe videos and read the reviews and comments and all the adds and decided it was going to cost about the same no matter which one you bought so might as well go with the top of the line. Of course there was the problem of funding. So, I rummaged around and came up with 45 model airplane engines and the stamp collection (Russia 1917-1923). Stuff my great grand kids don't care about. That, and the miracle of Ebay and a couple of months, produced the funds.

It arrived yesterday. An 18 wheeler pulled up with a little fork lift on board. He dropped the box right in front of my workbench.

It's really beautiful just to look at. I'm reading the manual now ( and selling more engines on Ebay to fund the tooling). Hope I can get a couple of beefy grandsons over this weekend to lift it on to the workbench.
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Aug 23, 2019, 11:27 AM
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if I didn't have access to the atlas I'd have 5200 also.. I'm learning that DRO's are great things to have!!!!
Aug 23, 2019, 11:56 AM
Lift is cheap - Drag sucks
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Yeah, I'm looking forward to using the DROs.
Aug 23, 2019, 01:03 PM
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