Better get it. I've never seen a lathe that cheap that wasn't one of those tubular lathes like Craftsman. That one is likely to last you the rest of your life. Rockwell has a problem right now with their parts division but sooner or later they will have to get over it or go out of business. The older tools are built better to begin with anyway.It is. He's holding it for me until I get out there tomorrow.
Glad you got it! I think you'll find a lathe is the most fun piece of equipment there is in woodworking.Well I picked it up today. The thing is practically unused. Excited to get it going. He's selling because he's moving across the country. Managed to get a few nice pieces of wood along with it for free. I wish I had more room because he had a lot of beautiful pieces.