I mentioned above... Last week I was in a store that had the Delta Midi and
Jet Mini side-by-side. The jet had no "wobble" and the delta did. I put the
delta's faceplate on the Jet and it spun true. I put the Jet's faceplate on
the Delta and it had the same wobble.
Is it possible that they've had a bad run of the Midi lately? I bought mine
last October. I pick it up after being in the shop for a warranty
replacement of the shaft to see if it fixes the wobble. I'm keeping my
fingers crossed but I'm not too hopeful. I'll report in with my findings.
> > I tested it by putting the tool rest very close to the faceplate (to serve
> > as a fixed reference) and manually turning the spindle. The gap between > the
> > two varied almost a millimeter.
> Just done this myself and got a similar result, I don't know if the
> faceplate a perfectly round though.
> > At this point if anyone should ask I would recommend against buying a > Delta
> > Midi lathe. And based on the repair time, against buying any Delta tools. >
> If only you'd posted that a month ago, I could have saved myself a lot of > bother >