Belt Drive Bench Lathe- this machine is great for low production applications because the operator must manually change the belts to change the speed. The advantages for this machine include a quieter operation than the geared head machine. It is also less expensive and lighter than the geared head machine. It is less capable of heavier cuts than the geared head lathe. If you are looking for an economical means for turning parts and manually changing speeds is not an issue for you than the Jet belt driven machine is a good choice. The Jet Belt driven lathes have a spindle bore capacity of 1-3/8".