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Brooks welcome to the forum. I don't directly have any experience with the shop fox although I know there are a few guys on here who have the Grizzly lathe that is very similar. Hopefully one of them will lend some wisdom.
I know there are mixed reviews on lathes from the Grizzly family (includes Shop Fox). But it is hard to argue with the price and features they have.
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