A family member asked me this weekend for a lathe recommendation as his first lathe. I told him I have not shopped for a lathe in a while so I will check it out. I wanted to send him a link to a Delta 46-460 varible speed model but when I went to the Delta site the only lathe they list is a 46-455 5-speed model. Does anyone know if the varible speed model has been discontinued? I still see it for sale at Woodcraft and Rockler but not on Deltas website. Delta now only has one lathe??? I think he wants to try his hand at a few small items (pens, bottle stoppers and maybe smaller bowls). Can someone help me with the current market on this?