It is a Samona 12"x36" with 1/2 hp for 280.00 . I noticed that it is a discontinued model that originally sold for 489.99 and was on sale for 349.99. I have been thinking of getting a mini lathe but am not sure what to look for in regards to a good mini lathe. There is a sale this Thursday at KMS tools with a Nova DVRXP for 1999.95 and a Nova 16"x24" 8speed for 999.95 and a general maxi for 369.95. I use to turn back in school and have been looking at rekindling my old love of the spinny things. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.