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What is a Lathe Stand?

Disclaimer: As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. A lathe stand is a dedicated support structure for your lathe machine. Lathe stands are commonly used with midi-sized and larger lathes. Where, by comparison, a mini lathe typically sits on an existing workbench or …

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What is a Mini Lathe?

A lathe is a machine that rotates a workpiece and a mini lathe indicates the size of the machine and subsequent workpiece size compared to a full-sized, industrial floor standing lathe. As the smallest lathe size a mini lathe is sometimes also called a micro lathe or pen lathe. The latter name comes from the …

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