I stopped by the Chandler wood craft to get a new shop apron. They have the new Rikon on display. 24" swing, 4 step pulley with electron variable speed within speed ranges. the lowest speed is 50 to 550 RPM's. very heavyily built. 24 step indexing spindle and a 4" capacity on the tail stock. $2995. a very nice machine. It might be a contender.