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  1. The thing is, the lathe you've got (or can get)...

    The thing is, the lathe you've got (or can get) is better than the one you don't have. There are many apartment dwellers who are limited to machines that are 100 lbs. or less.

    Less than ideal?...
  2. Seeing that this thread is still going strong and...

    Seeing that this thread is still going strong and the title is "Any true inch benchtop lathes available? (must be under 350 pounds)", I can't resist posting this link as an answer.

    MicroLux(R)...
  3. In that case you are probably limited to a...

    In that case you are probably limited to a Taiwanese machine. Some of the better examples as OK as home shop or light duty engineering shop. Many are advertised as true inch.

    Sadly for you, this...
  4. I have to ask,; is the requirement corporate/work...

    I have to ask,; is the requirement corporate/work or hobby related?

    The reason I ask that is because within your constraints the best fit for hobby use with a max 30k budget would be a late model...
  5. Get over yourself.

    Get over yourself.
  6. Very witty - not! The OP has particular...

    Very witty - not!

    The OP has particular requirements that may have more to do with institutional purchasing requirements rather than personal whim. In such a case there is no way to get funding...
  7. USA made South Bends are antiques at this point...

    USA made South Bends are antiques at this point and there is no factory support since they ceased USA operations quite some time ago.

    From what I've heard the Wabeco is a decent lightweight lathe...
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