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Title: Proxxon PD 250
Post by: Paragon on March 17, 2017, 02:56:17 PM
Hi all. I here Been  toying with the idea of getting a mini lathe , I have been looking about and I have read various posts on the forum . I keep getting drawn to the Proxxon PD 250 as I do have a number of other Proxxon items and I find them great .
My question being Is the Proxxon PD 250 worth the money ?
 It is nearly double the price of some of the others , don't mind paying it if it is worth it .


John
Title: Re: Proxxon PD 250
Post by: missyd on March 29, 2017, 05:43:11 PM
I would go for the PD400 ....
Bought a cheap chinese lathe years ago to save money and wasted tons of money to get it working properly.
For my self I would buy the PD400. Proxxon has a good quality and there is the option to add the PF230 drill.
Title: Re: Proxxon PD 250
Post by: Footski on March 29, 2017, 07:47:14 PM
Erm, sorry, but there is an enormous price difference between the 250 and 400. Few of us could afford the 400 for model making..... <:(
Title: Re: Proxxon PD 250
Post by: Paragon on March 29, 2017, 08:55:08 PM
Thanks for the replies !
Since I posted this I have bought a second hand lathe , saying that it hasn't arrived as yet but should be here for the weekend.
It's a Proxxon PD 230e also was bought with a few extras . Seen it on eBay and took the chance . Hope I made the right decision.
I did think the 250 was just to small , was wanting something that I could do more with in the future if a want to .
Hope it works out !




John