AzB Silver Member
I would like to recommend to you give a lannoo linear lathe a try. I bought one brand new about a month ago and I love it. They don't have built in taper bar for shafts yet but Brian Lanoo is working on perfecting the design for it. I made my own which was totally cool with me because I got to build it to my likings and have my own taper. Total or probably 2 hrs in building the taper bar. As for butt tapering it is awsome with the router attatchment. A feature on it I personally love is the tail stock and headstock both tilt to the same angle leaving no bind on the work you are turning for straight tapers. Power feed which you can adjust the speed down as slow or fast as you would like and can feed both left or right which is a must have for using e router attatchment. The carriage will not ever clog up with wood chips because it is ran on a linear track under the bed. So the carriage basically hovers the bed. The carriage has a quick release to Change out the plates with different tool attatchements if desired. They are great lathes and would consider it a cross between a cue lathe and metal lathe because it is such a solid machine. So look him upand put your order in for one. I am just giving my honest opinion of the lathe I am no sales rep for him lol. Any more questions pm me!