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Old December 8th 04, 08:08 PM
Paul Guzman
 
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Does anyone here use one of these? I saw it at a woodworking show and was
impressed by what you can do with it but it doesn't look all that well
built. The aluminum framework doesn't look all that sturdy and some parts
look like they would wear quickly. Before I spend that kind of money on a
tool I want to know it does what it is supposed to do and will last through
many years of use.
Thanks in advance for any comments on this machine,
Paul



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Old December 8th 04, 09:16 PM
Bill Grumbine
 
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Paul

I have had my Legacy for a number of years now, and while it does not get
the use I would like to see, it has held up well. The reason it does not
get as much use as I would like is because I do a lot of custom work, and
get paid to do what people pay me to do - i.e. I do not use it unless
someone is paying me for something that can be done on it. However, and
more to your point, a good friend of mine, who lives just down the road from
me, has made more pieces on his Legacy than probably all the rest of the
owners in the world combined. His name is Jim Neff, and he is featured from
time to time in their magazine. He has done thousands upon thousands of
pieces on his machine, and while parts do need replacing from time to time,
overall his has held up pretty well.

On the down side, it can be a bit finicky to adjust, and it has a fairly
steep learning curve. On the up side, it can do some pretty neat stuff
besides make spirals, although it does them well. If you want to see some
of my work (a very little bit of my work) on it, you can go to my personal
page (URL below). When you get to the main page, there are two links on the
Legacy.

Bill



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Bowl Turning DVD www.wonderfulwood.com/dvd.html
commercial site www.wonderfulwood.com
personal site www.enter.net/~ultradad
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Does anyone here use one of these? I saw it at a woodworking show and was
impressed by what you can do with it but it doesn't look all that well
built. The aluminum framework doesn't look all that sturdy and some parts
look like they would wear quickly. Before I spend that kind of money on a
tool I want to know it does what it is supposed to do and will last

through
many years of use.
Thanks in advance for any comments on this machine,
Paul




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Old December 9th 04, 05:21 PM
Paul Guzman
 
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Thanks for the info. Thanks to mostly positive comments from you and other
Legacy owners I have decided to go ahead and make the purchase. Now I need
to decide which one.....900 or 1200? Tough decision.
Thanks again for your comments,
Paul


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Paul

I have had my Legacy for a number of years now, and while it does not get
the use I would like to see, it has held up well. The reason it does not
get as much use as I would like is because I do a lot of custom work, and
get paid to do what people pay me to do - i.e. I do not use it unless
someone is paying me for something that can be done on it. However, and
more to your point, a good friend of mine, who lives just down the road
from
me, has made more pieces on his Legacy than probably all the rest of the
owners in the world combined. His name is Jim Neff, and he is featured
from
time to time in their magazine. He has done thousands upon thousands of
pieces on his machine, and while parts do need replacing from time to
time,
overall his has held up pretty well.

On the down side, it can be a bit finicky to adjust, and it has a fairly
steep learning curve. On the up side, it can do some pretty neat stuff
besides make spirals, although it does them well. If you want to see some
of my work (a very little bit of my work) on it, you can go to my personal
page (URL below). When you get to the main page, there are two links on
the
Legacy.

Bill



--
Bill

Bill Grumbine

Bowl Turning DVD www.wonderfulwood.com/dvd.html
commercial site www.wonderfulwood.com
personal site www.enter.net/~ultradad
"Paul Guzman" wrote in message
om...
Does anyone here use one of these? I saw it at a woodworking show and was
impressed by what you can do with it but it doesn't look all that well
built. The aluminum framework doesn't look all that sturdy and some parts
look like they would wear quickly. Before I spend that kind of money on a
tool I want to know it does what it is supposed to do and will last

through
many years of use.
Thanks in advance for any comments on this machine,
Paul






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Old January 10th 05, 01:58 AM
 
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Paul,
I've owned my Legacy 1500EX for a number of years and I can tell you
it's sturdy and well built. The aluminum parts (the rails) are heavy
extrusions and don't really get a lot of wear, but they're quite up to
the work.
Which model?
With Legacy as well as everything else in my shop, my office and my art
studio, I feel its important to buy as much product as you can. I say
this with reference to computers, cameras, woodworking machines and
tools, and practically everything else.
When I'm ready to buy, I'm already sold, so why buy too sparingly and
then struggle to catch up with all the feature I want but didn't buy?
That's even more of a problem when you buy a machine model smaller than
you will want. Then you have to buy another one to get what you'll
really use.
My 1500EX was the biggest model Legacy had at the time (no longer
offered, but replaced by other models). I've never regretted buying the
biggest machine because my last project was big Victorian style spiral
columns for our front entry.
There are other things you should consider such as the gear driven
rotary table, extra gears and reversing gear set, leg braces, and the
list can go on. Of course the accessories are always available, but if
you buy a smaller machine you may regret it.
By the way, when you get the mill, be sure to watch the videos and
maybe have the assembly video where you can refer to it when you
assemble it. (Yes, it does require major assembly when it arrives.)
After I got started on the assembly I found a couple of small parts
missing and the guys at the factory (at a toll free number) were very
helpful and sent them out very quickly.
A few years later I was having an alignment problem and called them
again. They were patient and cheerful, and the problem got solved. You
won't regret buying a Legacy.

Regards,

Don

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Default Thanks for everything, I'm finished

Dear Legacy OM owners,

After a number of tries I finally found a new home for my mill.
It was a sort of strange thing that I got zero responses to my offer to sell. I tried every Internet site I could think of except Ebay.

Then I started talking to personal friends in my own area. I had to take a serious loss on my investment, but I know these folks and they will cherish the mill as I did.

So, with no LOM in my shop I feel I should resign from this group.

Respectfully yours.
Don Butler


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