I would not buy a Delta lathe. I don't know what's going on with the company but they aren't supporting the equipment at all. For the last few years I have heard nothing but bad things. Delta used to have a factory in my state and was a great company. I have a Delta midi and I love it but from all I hear if it breaks it's going to be up to me to fix it. Jet and Grizzly have equal or better quality lathes and you can depend on them.