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


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:



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.