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8x12/8x14 Lathe Pricing Information

Here's the email i posted to the 7x12 group re: pricing for the hf 8x12 versus the lathemaster 8x14

Display all headersDate: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 20:02:33 -0700
To: "7x12minilathe@zzzgroups.zzz" <7x12minilathe@zzzgroups.zzz>
Subject: FYI - harbor freight 8x12 pricing info
From: fignoggle <zzz@zzznoggle.zzz>
Organization: fignoggle

i whipped up a pricing sheet for the 8x12/14 today.. i also included the stocked and special order parts/accessories that hf tech support listed.. hope this helps some of you. assumptions have been made regarding the hf/lathemaster. this is for informational purposes only. this is not intended to promote or denounce one model over another. lathemaster serves as the baseline. hope this helps someone else in their quest for an 8x.

8"x14" Lathe Comparison Worksheet
This worksheet assumes that the Harbor Freight and LatheMaster models are identical in physical construction. Note: according to owners of both models, the bed length is identical +/- 1/4" or so. Based on pictorial reviews, both models appear to be identical from external appearance as well as the internal gear/pulley box.

    44859 44859 CQ6120x320
1 8"x14" Lathe $439.99 $529.99 $695.00
2 Shipping $38.99 $38.99 $159.00
3 5" 4-Jaw Chuck* $58.50 $58.50 Included
4 Faceplate* $12.42 $12.42 Included
5 Follow Rest* $16.57 $16.57 Included
6 Steady Rest* $17.63 $17.63 Included
7 Splash Guard $17.37 $17.37 Included
8 Tax (CA 7.25%) $40.78 $47.30 N/A
9 TOTAL $642.25 $738.77 $854.00

Price Differential from LatheMaster -24.80% -13.49%

* Special order items from Harbor Freight do not have SKU's and require 6-8 weeks for delivery of item

Replacement Parts HF SKU Price
Toothed Belt 28587 $5.85
V Belt 28728 $1.38
Motor 28436 $68.32

Prices and info current as of 10/05/05

Worksheet prepared by zzz@zzznoggle.zzz


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