I'm always being asked my opinion on different tools and lathes. The trouble is there are an astounding number of makes of tools and lathes available and I've only tried a small number of them so my knowledge is somewhat limited. Also I tend to think if you really want to achieve something you can do it with any tools or equipment but I do realise that perhaps the same result could be achieved slightly easier or quicker with better tools and equipment.
However based on my experiences with the tools and equipment I have tried I have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below as well as the common question of 'which finish do you use?'
Safety WarningTurning can be dangerous. I expect you to be fully aware of the potential dangers and to take adequate precautions. If you follow any of the advice I have given you do so entirely at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any injuries or mishaps that may occur.