This might sound a little silly but I have a quick question for someone who has a 1030v. Does the apron have oil in it? in pictures I have seen I notice a sight glass on the right hand side and think I see a fill plug on the left. I am exploring lathe options at this time with a limited budget predicted and this seems to be the smallest lathe in the work envelope I will consider unless the budget goes up. Actually any comments and observations would be nice. All this is because I have a tendency to over research everything.