Listen to Vaughn. I tried one of those back in 2005. A neighbor of my dads in my home town had one. I was going to buy it since he didn't use it he said. After about 30 minutes of frustration I understood why he didn't use it and I told the LOML I was going to buy a lathe because that thing was junk and as they say the rest is history.
I would go to a Rocklers or Woodcraft store and give one of their shop lathes a try. If you like it buy one and if not don't waste your money on that thing. Just my $1.298.
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