Oak Tree reminded me of a point which I had forgotten. If you are a member of AAW or a local woodworking/woodturning club you may want to check for discounts. Members at my local club get 10-15 percent discount at local outlets of some of the nationwide retail stores. Would be a nice savings. I didn’t know when I bought my lathe but I would have saved $150 (on 1500) just by telling them I was a member. At another store I did not even have to tell them, they had the club roster with my info and I automatically received the 10% the first time I went there.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin