Hello turners, I have been busy in my shop lately re arranging everything for the new lathe I ordered. After weeks of looking and reviewing lathes that were in my budget range I decided on a Jet 1640EVS. I like what this lathe has to offer for the price. I'll soon at some point will turn larger bowls and platters that my midi lathe cannot handle. I like that the headstock slides and rotates for maximum versatility. Also, I like the new headstock design that allows you more room to work behind the face plate. The shipping weight is about 475 lbs. so it should be pretty stable when assembled. I'll let you know what I think about the 1640 soon as I've spent some time behind it. Happy turning!