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Record Power is an English company that has been making power equipment for a while. They are sold here in the US by several of the more prominent woodworking suppliers, including Highland Woodworking and Woodcraft.

From my quick look, it appears that their tools have a 5 year warranty. Here is the page Highland Woodworking has on their website for this lathe. https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/record-power-envoy-16in-15hp-vs-lathe.aspx
 
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With boxing day coming up soon you might find a good deal on a revo 1836. Also doesnt hurt to call around. KMS tools started selling laguna stuff and their advertised/online prices aren't always the actual prices as Laguna has minimum allowed posted prices apparently.
 
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Not familiar with them, as in never turned on one. For me, I would want 220 volt for that size of motor. I do prefer the 3 speed range to the more standard 2 speed range.

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I haven't seen any of the Coronet lathes in person, and certainly haven't used one. But I did peruse their features on line and thought them worthy of consideration. Is there any where you can see one in person?
 
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Michael Gibson won a Record Power 14x20 lathe for our club in a woodturning contest sponsored by Record Power. I've turned on it several times during our workshops prior to the Corona Virus shutdown. It's a nice lathe. The controls are a little odd until you get used to them. Mike Peace did an extensive review of this lathe on Youtube.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEWqhqM1EYw


Hope this helps.
 
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I think will buy it, the 16x24, it fit my budget. Not a 2 hp but 1.5hp will be enough for my use. Looks better than Nova, shop fox or King. Everything is to expensive with Laguna; extension, lamp, etc, around here, the 18/36 is almost 4000$ Canadian.. Oneway in same size is 4200$ can, in that price range, i guess Oneway is the way to go.

Power Record Envoy is about 2700$, same design as jet,looks like it.
 
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I am thinking of upgrading. I currently have a Nova 1624 (the earlier model) and would like to get something with a sliding headstock and variable speed. I've been considering the Envoy (the Canadian dealer, Stockroom Supply, is less than an hour from me, in the Niagara peninsula). Did you order through them, or from the States?

The only thing I don't like about the Envoy is the speed range. 250 rpm is too fast for letting a finish dry drip-free. So I'm looking at the Laguna 1836, but it's seriously irritating to have to pay nearly $1,000 extra just to get the lower speed. And have to sacrifice the remote/repositionable controller.

Did you get the Envoy? If so, what do you think?
 
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The Jet 1640evs has a low end speed of 40 rpm and has a sliding headstock. The overall length i 54"

The Jet could be a good pick but cannot be purchased in Canada.

I'm leaning towards purchasing the Record Envoy, and dealing with the slow-speed problem by building some kind of motorized slow-speed finishing jig that's robust enough to hold a full-size chuck with a large bowl still attached. See this thread:

https://aawforum.org/community/inde...peed-finishing-machine-jig.17269/#post-175111

It's surprising that in a world with so many serious hobbyist lathes out there, I can't seem to find the one that has all of the features I'm looking for, at least not within a CDN$4000 price range. Maybe I'm just too particular.
 
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Laguna 1836 would be more comparable to the regent, not the envoy. Your extra almost 1000 is 2 inches more swing, 12 inches more length and the slow speed you actually want. It's actually only 200 more than the regent, which would be the comparable machine.
 
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Unfortunately the Saturn doesn't have the Galaxi's sliding headstock.

While the Saturn HS does not slide, it doesn’t need to. Unlike a hs sliding configuration, where the tailstock needs removed & hs slid down to face a bowl for hollowing, on the Saturn the headstock simply pivots to wherever one wants it, and the outboard tool rest banjo is right there, just drop in a tool rest and go - no sliding, no lifting off the tailstock.

For sanding or applying finish, pivot the HS 90 or 180 deg, no lathe bed in the way or to get finish on. It does only go down to 100 rpm. For warped work, I mount in a chuck on the lathe and just turn by hand. Would prefer a slower speed but none of those lathes have a pivoting HS which I find invaluable.
 
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I just bought a Record Power Envoy from Highland Woodworking yesterday. Great people to deal with. I will have it Monday. It had all of the features I was looking for. I have watched a ton of videos on YouTube and everybody that turns on a RP lathe likes it.
 
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After a month of using it, it's very fun, great machine. Well, I'm woodturner novice with my first lathe soo i can't really tell. But so far everything seen to be well made, a bit of bouncing with a 8-10 inch dry log spinning at 400-500 rpm.
 
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Do you still like the Envoy, Rusty?
Yes very much. I wanted a lathe with a pivoting headstock and all of the controls in a pendant so I could keep them by me and not have to reach around a spinning bowl to change speeds or turn it on and off. So far it has been a great lathe and I have had no problems. Knowing what I know now I would buy it again if I needed one.
 
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I seriously considered the Coronet Regent before finally settling in a Laguna 2436. The minimum RPMs of 250 was a negative but I'd love the rotating headstock. Hard to beat the price of $2400 for a lathe w/ 2HP and an 18" swing.

I had a friend video call me from the UK area and wall me through the lathe and answered many questions. He was really sold on his. He recently replaced it with one from Axeminster Trade, though I'm not totally sure why. I know he had resolved the recall issue.
 
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