Hello all. I started turning pens a year ago in January. I have about 300 pens turned and am getting bored with kits so it's time to move up and get a metal lathe. I purchased one on ebay that is the same model as Grizzlys G0768 it's in the process of being returned since the motor doesnt work so I am looking to buy another, I am leaning towards Grizzlys G0768, 500.00 more than the one on ebay but I'd assume it will actually work. I have a small shop in my basement which is very hard to move equipment into so a midi lathe is all I can fit and afford. I did do quite a bit of looking around and that seems to have the most features. My budget is around $1,500.00. Am I on the right track or is there a machine out there thats better and in my price range? I'm not interested in used. TIA for any help.