I've been thinking about adding a small Lathe to my reloading bench and ran across this one:
It is on sale for $349.99 with coupon code 97746036 until 4/8/11.
I've been trying to make a Lock-N-Load modified case for 325 WSM since they are not available. I've had much difficulty getting the hole drilled and threaded centered and straight -- seems like this might be just the answer. Of course I could send a case to Hornady and they will make it for me but this seems like a lot more fun. I also have some top punches for lubing and seating cast bullets I'd like to modify to fit the bullet more accurately.
Years ago I used to play with the large lathe we had in the farm shop. This little one seems very interesting. Of course it's made in China and is very low end but for the money it looks like it's worth a shot. Over all it seems to get good reviews, not from real machinists, but from hobbyists. For a little more money there are lots of others, e.g. http://www.grizzly.com/products/7-x-...al-Lathe/G8688 but I think the HF would be ideal for me and the price is right.
Anyone else have a small lathe? What do you use it for?