Within the next 6 months, I may be purchasing a new lathe. I thought I would start researching early. My funds will be limited to around the price range of the Revo 18/36 or the Jet 1640. I am a hobbiest turner, and would like a high quality lathe that is well machined and will last me the rest of my life. I don't like vibration. I like to turn everything from boxes, ornamental bird house and other small items to of course bowls. I would like to learn to turn hollow vessels. I have no need for the between centers lenght of either lathe. The length of the PM2020 would be fine. At this point, I am limited to 110v. I do not need the extra capacity of the Revo as that of the Jet would be more than sufficient. Features I like of the Jet are the cast iron bed and the longer warranty. I also think (but am not sure) that there are 2 bearings in the nose end of the spindle, for a total of 3 spindle bearings. I do not care for the swiveling headstock. Features I like of the Revo are the greater weight which may or may not help with vibration (don't know). Although I would prefer a fixed headstock, I prefer this one to the Jet because it only slides and does not swivel. Not sure if this is a detremient or a benefit, but the Revo has a steel bed; I think I would prefer cast iron for vibration absorption. Of course, there may be no difference in vibration absorption in these two lathes based on design and engineering. I just don't know; but, I have heard that cast iron is a better absorber of vibration than steel. One of my dream lathes was the Powermatic 2020, and on sale at 15% (if that occurs), I could throw that into the mix. Of course, I would have to have 220 wired into the garage shop. I also wondered about whether the tail stock end legs would get in the way of my feet when faceplate turning. Also, without the swing away, is the tailstock too heavy to remove? At this point, I am turning on a Nova Comet lathe that I like very much. I am also turning on an old Shopsmith 10er with the speed changer (low speed of about 420rpm) that also does a fine job for me. I have read on the internet that there is no comparison between turning on a large lathe vs a midi or mini lathe. The last time I turned on a large lathe was too long ago to remember, in high school. Thanks.