I have not changed my mind about the G0698 Hello all, In light of all the different postings and responses I have given to others, I just wanted to state my feelings as of now. I still think the lathe is a good machine, comparable in quality and value to Jet and others, and has more capacity. I do not regret buying it, as I feel it is a good value with excellent features. My only problem is that instead of just an option to return it, or live with the low rpm "pulsing/ searching" issue, I believe there is a fix if Grizzly would just turn their heads in that direction, and pursue it. I believe technically speaking that this is very achievable goal to eliminate this pulsing at low rpm, but my feeling, again my personal opinion, is that they think the easiest way for them to address it is to change their specs and leave it like it is. They have not impressed me with this approach, and I wish they would contact me and tell me that they would do their best to remedy this for me as one of their valued customers. Overall, I still like the lathe, and do not think that this issue will prevent me from obtaining good turning results. I am having second thoughts about any future purchases, and I have plans to build a new shop and equip it with some new machinery, when I am able, and I am waiting to see how they ultimately deal with this problem. As of now I wonder how I am viewed by them ... am I really a VALUED customer?