Hightower lathe? While this unit may look or resemble a Hightower lathe, it's our own creation. The bed is a one piece dovetail extrusion assembly. The headstock is the same as Hightower uses but we've purchased it privately. We did purchase the motor from Hightower as we didn't want to bother wiring it up. All the other parts were purchased from the manufacturer and we did the assembly. We use this lathe for facing off, cutting rings, wraps and some sanding. We even have a quick change tool post on this lathe which is a dynamite little feature.
You may be able to find out who the actual manufacturer is but they do not sell the headstock or other proprietary Hightower equipment. So, don't bother spinning your wheels, wasting people's time to only be told they're not available. If you're looking to build your own, for the few dollars profit that Hightower makes on his unit, it is well worth the money to have him for support.
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