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Smithy Lathe Review

Had a chance to use the Smithy on a couple of 80% lowers over the weekend. I did get my DRO's but the mounting kit it still back ordered so I was attempting this from a manual standpoint. It's definitely doable but the amount of back lash in the Smithy makes it a challenge. Still, for the price, it wasn't bad enough to stop me from proceeding.

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    Feb 08, 2007 However, any 3 in 1 machine is a compromise over three separate machines. I've used several of Smithy's products, and found them to be great. If you're going into production of something, like on a commercial level, they may come up short, but for general purposes, and short -run stuff, smaller sizes, you won't likely be dissatisfied with Smithy.

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