I waited to write this review, so I could thoroughly check out the lathe. I heard from different sources that Chinese lathes did a bad job at cutting threads. This not the case for this lathe, I done the math on the Gearbox with all of the associated gears used the in threading process and the ratios are correct. I did run into problems with the threading, but they were related to lack of detail in the instructions. I purchased the lathe with stand, unpacked it and preceded to assembly it. The lathe is heavy, so you will need a method to lift the body onto the table. I used my engine crane and some nylon straps. The lathe comes with two bolts for mounting the body onto the table. The assembly is not easy, lining the table ends, drip pan, lathe body and starting the bolts through the lathe body to bolt it to the table is next to impossible. I recommend placing studs into the table ends first. Next comes clean up and break-in. I recommend removing parts of the lathe at this time. I started with the Cross Slide & Carriage, next the Tool Post & Compound Rest and ended with the Apron. This will allow proper lubrication of the various moving parts and remove the backlash from the bearings, sliding components and half nut. Some parts came from the factory without lubrication, so disassembly/reassembly is the only way to solve the problem. I re-assembled the lathe and all of the parts are now moving freely without backlash. I did some cutting and the lathe did a good job. I tried threading and ran into problems. The book is not detailed enough and uses pictures as guides. The pictures can be misleading and the operator is never told to loosen the gear shaft to adjust for different sized b-gears in the lash adjuster bracket. The lash adjuster bracket is made with a slide to allow for movement of the b-gear. The book never tells the operator that the 127 tooth gear is only used for inch threads. The 120 tooth gear is a translator used for metric and is used in combination with the 127 tooth gear to cut metric threads. This is important because for inch threads the b-gear must be moved over to mesh with the 127 tooth gear. To do metric threads, the b-gear must be moved back to mesh with 120 tooth gear.