Well I just bought a Central Machinery (Harbor Freight) 7 inch swing lathe. It is still in the hatch back uncrated. I got a **** of a price on it they combined a couple of discounts and to do that I bought the 2 year repair plan. As of now the little shop has a drill press, a belt sander and a full compliment of machinist tools. So I am moving up from match drilling and hand filing. I don't expect too much from this lathe but I am a retired tool and die maker & machine builder I can do some nice work working to layout lines I should be able to bring this machine up to my standards pretty quickly. I do have quite a bit of tooling that will work. I hope to get it into the shop/office today and start uncrating.