Delta 12 1 2″ Midi Lathe Model 46 460
Delta 12 1 2″ midi lathe model 46 460 is bookmark about Buying Advice bookmarked by earl with ID 1968164535 was uploaded on 14-03-2019 and has been viewed 198,119 times.
Compact lathes were an instant success when they first hit the market.Their low cost and portability opened the doors to prospective turners who lacked the funds or space required for full size lathes.
Unlike most of us as we m*t*r* over the years, compact lathes have grown in power, capacity and refinement without putting on too much weight.Delta recently introduced two new generation midi-lathes that have raised the bar again on what a compact lathe is capable of.
The Delta Midi-Lathe 46-450 comes with a 3/4-HP motor and mechanical speed control.For this review, I looked at the Delta 46-460 that offers a slightly larger 1-HP motor and electronic variable speed.The difference between a lathe that's a joy to use and one that's a chore is how easy it is to make adjustments for toolrest position, spindle speed and tailstock position.
Delta has done an excellent job in all three areas.Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 The first thing I did after setting up the lathe was mount a 3″ x 3″ x 16″ spindle blank between centers.
Adjusting the tailstock was a breeze.The simple addition of a handle on the tailstock crank sped up quill movement.(Photo 1) The...