Comments On Jul 07, 2021:Considering the cost of this Lathe, the reputation of the manufacturer, the problems I have had setting this lathe up to work properly, poor manufacturing tolerances, poor manufacturing quality control, and finally poor design in some cases, I cannot recommend this lathe or manufacturer in this price range or place in the market. There are better lathes out there for less money with better quality control, manufacturing tolerances and design than this one.
Having said that, the other more expensive lathes from Powermatic are well designed, well made, and worth the pre-pandemic price. They are the first lathes in the market at their price that are well designed and made to work and last a long time. If I had the money I would not hesitate to purchase one.
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