I bought a Jet JWL-1220vs from Amazon. I had 2 restraints - Budget and Space. The 1220 would fit into the available space. If I get more room, I can get the extention for the bed. I really like this lathe; well designed and veriable speed. Check the Jet website (jettools.com) to compare their mini, midi, and full-size lathes. They have the manuals on line and their tech support is very good.
BTW the LI Woodworkers Show is 13-14 Nov 2010 at Old Bethpage Village. Lots of turners and good discounts on tools.
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