Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
I have looked at one that was set up at my local Tool Depot. The fit and finish were crude to say the least. It was poorly ground and finish cast iron and the lock downs, knobs, etc felt cheap and easily broken. The headstock and tailstock did not slide easily. I didn't turn it on, so I can't speak to vibration, power, run up, run down, etc. It is a good price, but I don't know if it's a good lathe. Didn't look real nice though.