Thank you for your response. I too like the Jet JWL 1220VS from what I have read ,and what I have heard others say about it. But the price of the variable speed seems a little steep($600). I have not seen or heard much about the Grizzly, only what I have read, and it seems to me to be a nice lathe. Very similar to the Jet 1220 VS. The difference in price is what makes it a little more attractive ($425 vs $600). It appears to be made well. I plan to attatch the Vega 8500 duplicator to the lathe. Hopefully someone with experiece with the Grizzly will write in with their opinions of it.