The mini lathe is made by several manufacturers in China. There are several different models including a 7x10 model, a 7x12 model, a 7x14 model, and a 7x16 model. The 7x12 model is actually 4 inches longer than the 7x10 model, and the 7x14 and 7x16 models are each an additional two inches longer than the 7x12. Depending on the dealer, the mini lathe comes in one of several colors, including green, red, grey, and blue.
Chris Wood has written Mini Lathe User's Guide, a getting started booklet that should have been included with your mini lathe. It describes all the controls and, more important, covers basic mini lathe operations, such as turning, facing, and threading.
The mini lathe is sold in the United States by:
And in Canada by: