Looks like a nice lathe but I have never used it.
I’m not sure why you need a 3” faceplate when it already comes with a 4” faceplate. You should seldom need a faceplate for spindle orientation. A steb center would be a nice addition for about the same price as the additional faceplate.
Also check Amazon, the lathe is not available but the extension is $3 less with free shipping. When I purchased steb centers (PSI brand) they were $8 less through Amazon and had free shipping to boot. The one steb center I checked was $6 less and free shipping if the total order was over $25. IMHO, I would check Amazon and then offer PSI the same with free shipping. They have to be selling to Amazon for a lot less.
What about a faceshield or at least safety glasses?
Maybe someone else can give you personal feedback on the lathe.
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