does anyone have a shop fox m1015 (or saig c1 lathe) so they can tell me what they think of it i had a 7 x12 lathe converted to cnc but lost it in the flood we had in new york state last month so i am going lighter so i can move them fast i am looking at this lathe because it has dovetail bed and screw is in center of bed looks like great little lathe to cnc for light turning(did have time to save my mini cnc mill before had to leave home but when they pumped out my basment the lathe that was mounted on wood base somehow fell 4 feet upside down broke all apart well thanks all on cnc zone
I am a scratch builder of historic ship models. For this purpose, the M1015 is absolutely excellent. It is compact, appropriately powerful, and reasonably precise. It does not have a combination slide, however I was able to adapt one from another vendor with a minimum of dificulty. I am a bit disapointed with its very limited ability to produce threaded parts, but that is a minor problem for me.