Was at Woodcraft yesterday and spotted a new Delta 43-460 which looks like it fits all my wants! All the adjustments are solid (e.g. the Steel City granite lathe has plastic handles – had those before and it is a real pain when one breaks); no stickers for measurements – etched in the metal; reasonable size 12.5” – 10” feels just a bit too small for doing bowls to me. Large available after purchase parts and accessories collection.
The only downside I could see is sticker shock at $599. Anybody got any actual usage anecdotes on this one? It looks like something I could live with for life.