I got an eagle lathe around 1999, version 2 i think back then. Still running strong, never had to touch the diamond bit.
3 national championships and mulitple regionals!! (all oval, but hey horsepower is horsepower!!)
Basically i think there are very good lathes for the fairly cheap price. My next lathe would have to be a Fantom though, that is how lathes should be built, from an accuracy stand point. I think they got there production problems completely fixed now too!
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