Ordered a 1220vs lathe from Grizzly (pretty much a jet clone) a couple day ago. Was getting all excited about getting it, till I got an email lastnight saying the item was back ordered till May 15! I would just suck it up and pay for a jet, but every where I have checked doesnt have them in stock either. Amazon sells the Jet 1220vs but it's through a vendor, and the price is way too high. Now I'm wishing I would have bought the Nova 1624 last year at woodcraft when they had the great sale on them. I need a compact lathe that can be moved cause of my limited shop space. Ideally, I'd like to be able to move it outside and turn there when weather permits. If anyone know of any deals or availability or upcoming sales on any of the above lathes, please chime in, I'm suffering from purchase interuptus and would like to finish the deed.