> Is there any way to turn a brake rotor at home? I don't have any
> specific metal working tools, but I do have some wood working and home
> repair tools, drill press, bench and angle grinder, sliding table, etc.
I'd find some other way to economize . . . a drum or rotor lathe has to be a
pretty hefty piece of gear to attain the accuracy required. . . you need to
machine BOTH sides of the rotor at the same time to keep the surfaces
parallel. I betcha can find someone local who'll do them for about $4 or
$5 each. Also, you don't HAVE to turn rotors unless they need it! Don't
sweat light grooving . . that gives more braking area! :-) Do eliminate
any warp or "runout" . . .you will have felt a pulsating pedal at slow
speed . . but don't cut them under manufacturers tolerance thickness . . .If
they are too thin, it's time to buy new or better rotors.