For my shop I have decided to get a Grizzly G0698 18" X 47" wood lathe. Through my search for a lathe I started looking at the Jet 1642 and I liked the features of the lathe but I was having a real hard time justifying the cost of one for my first lathe. I ran across the Grizzly and the specs match the Jet 1642 almost perfectly but its bigger.
The Grizzly has a 2hp motor and electronic variable speed control. It weighs a massive 547 lbs so hopefully it will not be bouncing all over my shop. I can't wait to be able to review it in person.
If anyone has one can you please leave a comment about it for me thanks. HAPPY TURNING.