lathe recommendation needed
I just got a bit of a windfall from my former employer and I'm looking to blow it on a new lathe. The best deal I've seen so far is a Jet JWL-1442 on Amazon for $1189 with $0 shipping. My primary use for this lathe will be making legs for tables, chairs, coffee tables, etc. I don't know anything about bowls or pens and may get into some of that in the future, but I'm chiefly looking at turning leg stock up to 32-36 inches in length.
My questions then are: 1) is this lathe any good? 2) would you recommend something else in this price range? 3) might there be something a little cheaper out there that is suitable for turning legs? 4) are there any other pitfalls or caveats I should be considering based on my intended use?
Thanks for any info you can provide.