I bought this lathe from Al LeCoff in 1981 and turned on it for 20 years. When I had to move my shop I didn't have a place to put it right away, so it's been stored in a barn for several years. This Christmas I received a VFD to drive a 2 hp 3 phase motor that I had taken from another machine that I had bought used. I've spent the last week installing this lathe in my new shop. Saturday was the first time I got to turn on it. I am really happy with the new configuration!