Recently added this unit to my home shop.
First off let me list what Grizzly machines I do have: G5771 Slip Roller, G0755 Mill/Drill, G0752Z Metal Lathe, G0793 Drill Press, G0596 Bench Grinder, G0733 Wood Lathe G0845P Shear and now the G0765 Metal Lathe and feel good about having them all.
This is a couple items I think should be known of this G0765 7 x 14 lathe.
The spindle bore is 20mm allowing a 3/4" bar stock to pass through (yes, I jumped for joy and snatch it right up) but, the supplied 3" chuck bore is only 16mm which reduces the capability to 5/8" diameter bar stock (I felt a little more than stunned). Until now, I had not encountered a lathe that down-sized from spindle bore to chuck bore. Be aware the differences, don't assume as I that, the advertised spindle bore and non-advertised chuck bore match. If this maters to you as it does to me, be sure to check both before purchasing. With my tooling, I can fix this by boring out the chuck through hole or replacing it as Grizzly commented to me to do on my dollar.
Next, The tool turret, I thoroughly enjoy a four sided turret but, this one is manufactured incorrectly. It only allows four (4) stops where as others I have used allow 8 (8) stops. In addition, the 5/16" tools do not locate properly for the hold-down bolts to contact on center of the tool when backed up against the center for squareness. The 5/16" tooling will need to be spaced approximately 3/16" away from the center column of the turret.
I have needed to shim custom tooling up years ago in the turret but never away from center. The turret middle column is just too narrow. It might work on a larger machine requiring 1/2" tooling but not good on machines that recommend/require 5/16" tooling as this machine requires. Again, I can fix this bad design, I have the equipment to do so; you may not.
Next, as one other reviewer commented, it is noisy, I did not expect this with non-metal gears. Spending much time with this little fella, you should utilize hearing protection; the noise will get to you after a fashion. Don't know yet if it is the way the gear-teeth are cut or not. I will try grease, different lube types or something to reduce the noise.
My 16 x 60 lathe don't make as much noise.
This little fella really fine smooth cuts, not sure about threading yet. That seems to need adjusted too, currently, it is too loose for me to trust.
I would have went with six (6) stars if attention to design and detail had been done. Inspectors in the Chinese ISO factory need to wake up. Being in a factory environment myself, ISO factories in the states would not allow these types of inconsistencies.
I'm back, I've manufactured a new tool-turret, I get nearly glass-smooth finishes now, remarkable little lathe. I've also gotten the noise level reduces slightly (grease and lube helped). Liking this little fella more each time I play with it (use it). Don't miss-understand my review, I like Grizzly machines. Most of my shop is green and white and plan to add more Grizzly machinery. I'm eyeing the G0745 4" x 6" Micro Metal Lathe, and also the G0768Z 8" x 16" Variable Speed Lathe w/DRO; this 8x16 should be a sweetheart. But first, I'm making room for the G0727 5" x 18" 1/2-hp Mini Horizontal/Vertical Mill. I plan to dedicate it to Horizontal configuration. I just wish it had DRO on it as well, and power-feed for really slow-feeding.
Back for a final word: As stated, nice little lathe but, would not buy another. I've been spoiled with bigger machines. Save longer get a bigger unit. I've commented verbally to others (no different than buying a car, only lots cheaper).