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    No, MY lathe has a threaded spindle. The LeBlonds...

    No, MY lathe has a threaded spindle. The LeBlonds have a D1. After further consideration, those lathes are a bit too big for my shop. At 100" long, they wouldn't fit where my little Summit lives.
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    Right now, I'm using an 11" Summit, so the...

    Right now, I'm using an 11" Summit, so the LeBlond would be a big step up in terms of power and mass. I don't do much big stuff; in fact, I don't do much lathe work. But, when you need one, you need...
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    The auction house posted videos of the lathe in...

    The auction house posted videos of the lathe in operation. It looks like they operate like the should, with the spindle rocking back and forth several times while it shifts. I just don't want to wind...
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    LeBlonde Regal Servo Shift reliabilty?

    I'm watching a couple very clean 15X56 lathes at auction this week. They're LeBlonde Regal Servo Shift. How reliable are these? What kind of problems/costs could I incur if the drive system develops...
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