The old Craftsman lathe worked for many years, maybe 22-23 not sure. FINALLY it died and unfortunately I had to go get a new one. Jet 1642EVS and boy oh boy is it sweet! Even made the drawer unit before turning the first piece on it. Now is that control or what! OK maybe that is being crazy.
Dang,don't know how your gonna make it on that Jet after usin that fine Craftman for all those years hey just kiddin with ya,from what I hear your gonna love your new toy,er uh lathe. almost forgot,that is one REAL nice setup you have there.
I just picked up the 1642, and hope it is a good lathe. Let me know if you have any problems, as it is going to be several weeks before I can get up to the cabin to turn anything..... I have heard a lot of good things about this lathe.... Hope you enjoy.... www.jaybees-crafts.com