Metal Lathe

I have been looking to get a metal lathe for modifications, maybe to potentially make my own personal yoyo. Anyways, I will likely get a fair amount of disposable income in the coming months, and I was wondering what would be a decent beginners lathe? If that exists. And also I would appreciate a recommendation of size, and maybe a specific model.

Useful modification and maintenance guides - Clean, repair, tune, fix yoyos >> Lathe Buying Guide

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Sorry didn’t see that. Thanks

If you have more specific questions, or want to go “bigger” send me a PM… I wrote that guide years ago and while it’s still my recommendation for anybody just starting out, if you have the cash to spend there are other options too :slight_smile:


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Thanks. I’ll be sure to do so. I have/ will have a decent sum of money to spend so ill PM you when I have a bit of time.

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight!

Unless the gun has no bullets… :slight_smile:

I think I get what your saying but I’m not completely sure…

Unless you have a gun that fires knives.

Or a knife that cuts… Never mind

Hmmm…, I dunno. I don’t think they make any “Beginner Yuuki Spencer Metalling Lathes”. You might wanna try Home Depot instead.