This thing rocks. Been turning a bunch of pens and tool handles on this and it works great. Would highly recommend for beginners.
Very nice piece of equipment. The stocks line up perfectly, bearings are smooth, and the motor is incredibly quiet. Also, it is very easy to adjust everything on it. I don't like cheap tools, and I feel like this one will last a long time.
I loved the fact that this lathe was easy to control and learn on. I teach high school agriculture and my students are always begging to use my lathe because it is fun and it spins.
One word, awesome. I upgraded from an Apprentice and very glad I did. Centers are dead-on, very solid, quiet operation.
I just got this today so there is not a lot to say about it. The shipping was unbelievably fast. Got it out - looked it over. Liked it a lot. I especially like that the on/off and speed control is on the right side. Turned my first ever piece of apple and then a piece of elm that was dead wood on my property. I am going to like this hobby. Things that I don't care for but I think I can correct are that the tool stock lock handle will lock towards the piece. I would have preferred it being away from the spinning wood. I think that this can be changed - could not find my Allen wrench. Also, the tool stock bar is rather short. This may be great for pens but I will be looking for a longer rest.