Figured I would post a little update on this lathe since I got and contribute a little to this awesome forum.
Bought from Enco just a couple of weeks ago. Lathe shows to be made 2011 - 7 (guessing July). Not bad, huh?
I bought the stand which turns out was a huge waste of money. I've emailed them to see if I can return it but still waiting to hear back from them. Its made out of just thick sheet metal, spot welded. The top is super thin to support the weight of the lathe. The biggest problem is with the fit to the chip tray. The tray sits on its edges when on top of the stands. The center portion where the lathe actuallly gets bolted through is about 1/2" above the top of the stands. If i were to put the lathe on it as it came, it would surely crush that sheet metal tray to the top of the stand. I placed three washers between the tray and the stands to fill the void which allowed me to bolt it "securely". The top of the stands are so thin that the lathe bounces when turned on and off. I'm really disappointed in the stand. You guys with the same lathe or the Vectrax model, what did you do for a stand? Any ideas or pics would be great.
Here's a pic of the lathe as it sits now:
Also, to help some of you with the same lathe, I scanned the manaul/parts list into a PDF. Its big and not very good quality but it works. I'll try to get it a better more efficient copy at work some time. We have much better equipment and software for that.
A little over 27MB. I've got it hosted on my site for now but I may move it later if the traffic gets out of hand.