If their Taiwanese lathe looks identical, someone might find out the name. It pre dates Grizzly. Grizzly imported and the sold the same model lathe as mine, so it's common enough. But I've never found out who was the manufacturer. I assumed their initials were D F . As far as that one, metal lathes aren't that common around here, that price isn't screaming, but it's not too far out of line., either.