Hey Blackflag, I dont think the motor it comes with is a 55 turn.
the 55 turn motors are the ones you can hook straight to the power supply instead of a motor run. I used the hudy lathes before and the motor that it came with was just a closed endbell stock motor, I think a 23 turn but am not sure.anyway it ran just fine out of the box, just make sure you shim the bit right ot it wont last long. if the bit is in the wrong place then it will cut great for a while but thats because its a fresh diamond bit. My suggestion is have someone set it up for you that is familiar with the lathe.