The co. I work for just bought A 7x10 benchtop lathe for our shop, I was cleaning all the grease of of it and noticed side play in the crossfeed slide. I took the whole machine apart and found= all gib screws in both axis only hand tight, no grease or lube on any gears, I had to put a .012 shim in feed hand crank wheel to take out slop. And all of the thread cutting gears are plastic so I don't know how long they will last. Other than that it looks like a pretty good lathe for $370.00 dollars.