Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
I don't own one but have turned on 2 of them. In my opinion it's the best mini out there right now. My only dislikes were extremely small and all other minis' have them. I think the tool rest post should be 3/4 instead of 5/8". The locking base of the tailstock should be larger. Those are very minor things and most people would never have problems with them. I'm a bit pickier.
Likes, I love the belt changing system of locks. It works very well. The motor is powerful and the variable speed works well. It will take more than one bed extension of you should desire to try and turn something longer. It's just generally a very nice lathe. If they made them with 1 1/4x8 thread I'd buy one tomorrow. My other lathes are that thread so it would save a lot of headaches. They come with 1"x8 which is what most mini's and a large percentage of other size lathes come with.