Received the product in good condition, and modified it as needed to mount on my old South Bend 9". The only problem is that the locking handle is oriented facing away from the user and directly over the lathe bed. This makes it very awkward to change the tool, as well as placing the handle where it's likely to get wound up with chips (when they are the long birds-nest type). I thought it would be possible to dismantle the tool post and reorient the handle, but evidently not. I called tech support, and was told that's the way it's designed, and there is no way to change it. My only option is to drill and tap a new hole to attach the handle to the locking collar. I have never seen a tool post with the handle oriented this way, so it was certainly not something I expected.