I was looking for a starter lathe, and found the website
I was surprised with the price. Only $89. I thought it was too good to be true but figured I would give it a try. I thought if the thing ends up being fake or plastic I can always try and sell it on craigslist.

When it arrived in the mail I was amazing by the size of the box. After opening I was again shocked. The thing is huge, over 4'. I found it was made out of steel and it has a 4 speed adjustment. I am very happy with my purchase and cant believe this was so cheap. Compared to a name brand lathe, such as Jet, I save over $300. If you need a easy lathe and can do large projects I suggest you look at this.

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UPDATE for usnadad.

usnadad requsted that I post a photo of explain how the speed changers looks and works. It's rather easy. just moving the belt manually from one wheel to another. Much like you would a bike chain. Here is a photo.
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Also here are some photos of the lathe in action. It worked great for my first turning project.

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