High points: Affordably priced. Tenacious tailstock grip. Second-quietest tested, at 73 db. Low points: Lacks power and capacity for turning large-diameter bowls.…
A small spindle and #1 Morse taper limit the availability of aftermarket accessories.Awkward tool-rest adjustment due to cumbersome handles. Changing speeds requires removal of plastic cover to expose step pulleys, and there’s no tension release for the belt. Excessive vibration, attributable in part to the machine’s light weight. The 58×30" footprint is the largest in the test. More points: Though adjustments are cumbersome, this lathe functioned well considering its low price and light-duty design.
Ease of Use
out of 5