oO pretty! l really like the idea of a gearless spindle drive, should be smooth and relatively quiet. Noise and plastic gear breakage are very common gripes about the gear-driven X2 mini-mill. Other than the presumably belt-driven spindle, it looks like any other typical mini-lathe that comes out of the China factory. Speaking of X2, that's how much this new lathe is priced over what I paid for my 7x10 from HF.
I see that HF currently has the 7x10 on-sale for $399, and it's back-ordered. They show the regular price as being $599, but I don't ever remember it being that high. I was wondering if HF was their preparing their exit strategy for this lathe as they just did for the 4x5?
BTW knudsen, 2:51am ?!? Having trouble sleeping?