Just finished setting up my Laguna 1216. Been looking at lathes for a while and based on reviews this one seemed to fit my needs. It’s everything they say and more. Can’t believe how smooth it runs. Also got the bed extension which can convert to outboard turning. Will likely get more time than the Shopsmith, Jet mini, Atlas metal lathe and Sherlne. If you’re in the market, don’t overlook this one.