I know you've all been watching the foreign exchange news lately, and noticed that the value of the Loonie (Canadian Dollar) has fallen to 89 cents US. It's expected to fall a bit more in the next while, moving the Penn State lathe I was eying from something I can just about afford to something I can't afford.
This led me to look at the King Canada 14 x 43 variable speed lathe, which has a reasonably good reputation. I know my local tool shop sells a few every year. I am also looking at the Craftex series. They have a 10 x16 mini lathe that accepts an extension to 38" when I decide to get into table legs (which is the reason I purchased my first lathe.)
Does anyone have real experience with either of these brands, to be able to make some comments on their good and bad points? I figure they cant be as bad as my old Harbor Freight lathe.