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#1 posted 11-10-2018 12:48 AM

I have a Jet 16X42 evs. Been using it for several years now. Rock solid with no issues.
I have 20 plus hours on a Laguna 24/36. Seems to be a very nice lathe with good features.
While I have no Laguna customer service experience. I too hear nothing good about it.
Sorry to hear you are turned off by Grizzly. I really knew nothing about Grizzly when I bought my jet.
But a couple friends have purchased the Grizzly lathe and love it. While my jet has been solid, I sometimes wish I had the Grizzly. I would have got more swing for less money. Bang for the buck issue.
So a couple years ago now, I bought a Grizzly 17” band saw. Been a great tool.
Maybe I am lucky on that one, cause I do hear bad things about there customer service too.
Like Jim said. Stay away from Reeves drives. My Jet is a EVS. I hear good about DVR as well.
Good Luck.

-- John

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