Originally I was considering the Laguna Revo 1836 lathe to upgrade from my small bench top lathe. After much deliberation I decided to invest the extra money and gain in capacity and power. I am so glad I did! The Laguna Revo 2436 lathe is an absolute powerhouse with capacity to spare! The 3hp 220v motor hasn’t been phased by anything I’ve thrown at it. The dual control panels make it simple and safe to operate during any process. The variable speed dials give smooth accurate control of the spindle, allowing you to turn at the perfect speed for whatever you’re spinning. The machine is extremely well made and went together easily. Just make sure that you have some help getting it unboxed and assembled because it is heavy! I’ve only had my 2436 for a month, but I can already tell you that this machine is worth every penny I spent!