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Robert Holton16/10/2021 19:16:11
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First of all I do not have a clue what the word FWFW means.

Most of the work I do is very small and a tiny bit of eccentricy wouldn't notice. In fact because a lot of what I make is turned without taking the piece out of the chuck it should end up concentric anyway. I do take your point about the 4 jaw chuck, and I had already decided to keep it.

I have been using my Unimat for the stuff I make and may carry on doing so, at least for a while. It's a very able little lathe, but with the drawback that the original type motor is pathetic.

The Flexispeed enables me to turn larger parts. So I had thought the 4 jaw will be useful. Plus it is such a lovely piece of engineering in itself, I just like it.

Thank you for your comments. I am looking forward to using it. It';s got to be 40 years since I used a Flexispeed, and even more since I used a big Lathe.

My grandson was showing an interest in the lathe a few days ago, so I want to show him how it works and what can be made.



Baz16/10/2021 19:55:32
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FWIW = for what it’s worth, another favourite on here is AFAIK = as far as I know. As far as I am concerned they are all a PITA = Pain in the A##e to decipher.

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