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New pen lathe from Rikon Power Tools

Rikon introduced a new 10” x 18” pen lathe, model 70-105, with five speed range, suitable for boring barrel holes, roughing out pen billets, turning them to shape and finishing, according to the company.

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“This lathe can handle spindle projects up to 18” long with a 7-1/4” swing over the tool rest,” the company said in a statement. “The ample 10” swing over the lathe bed allows bowls or platters to be made up to 10” in diameter. Its 1/2-hp, 1,700-rpm motor provides ample power for any turning project.

It sells for about $300.

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