This is posted in my are, want ed to get you guys to give me your opinion please.
It is a Sieg lathe, which many of us have. . I have been using mine for 10 years ... it is still serving me fine .
You need to get more details ... is it a 7 x 10 or a 7 x 12 ? ... 7 x10 is marginally too short. . I have the 7 x 12 and it is just ok for the longest of blanks that I turn
You need to get the gear set WITH IT ... allowing you to do automatic horizontal travel and threading.
It looks like it may have an upgraded chuck ... is it a 4" 3-jaw chuck ? ... that would be nice for blanks up to 0.85" diam. ... find out.
(The usual factory supplied chuck is a 3" 3-jaw which will handle blanks only up to about 0.72")
You may not be able to use that milling table, unless you have/get a milling machine.
What other accessories are there ? . That would be important, IMHO. . Otherwise the price seems on the high side ... to me.
Yes, the dial gauge is worth something, and the magnetic holder, and the work light (on top of the lathe). ... But still not enough.
Oh, and the stand is nice to have ... I forgot to factor that in ... worth about $100 ?
Does it have a quick change tool post ? ... not essential but nice to have ... find out.
I don't see a tailstock on the right hand end of the lathe bed .... YA GOTTA HAVE ONE OF THOSE ! ... preferably with live center and also with a Jacobs chuck
It is a 7x10. Tailstock is in the tool box. I’ll check on the rest...
Too bad we are so far distant. I am about to put my Microlux 7 X 16 True Inch lathe (MicroMark) up for sale. I have owned it for a few years, and have a fairly extensive set of unused lathe accessories, all as a package at a reasonable price. I made ONE Damascus Steel pen on it, which I posted here...nothing else. Just going in a different direction since I shut down my pen business and relocated IOT take care of my 93 year old Dad. I settled on the 16 inch lathe after considering numerous opinions from members here on IAP.