Picked up my new lathe today. After much deliberation decided on the Nova
1624-44. Asked for some input from the turners at SMC and one who lives in
my area had one for sale. (My area included a 180 mile drive each way to
pick it up.) It is one heavy mother and took me and a neighbor to get it o
ff the truck and onto the cast iron legs. Came with the 20 inch extension a
nd the supplemental tool rest for turning off the bed. Bottom line (for a l
ittle gloat) about $2,500 worth of lathe and accessories for $1,200 and a t
ank of regular. Not my best deal, but a fair price.