I bought one remarkably similar -- red and black though -- for almost $200
more. And it too was crap.
Save your money a while longer, get a decent lathe. I finally got a Sherline
when my wife heard me screaming and hollering and using unfit language over
The Sherline is glorious, and will turn you into a lathe lover rather than
someone who uses it "when he has to."
And we're probably rough contemporaries. No kids to make me a grandpa, but a
niece about to make me a grand uncle.
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