The Midas line offers two great gear drive lathe machines to customers who want Smithy level customer support - but they want to purchase a stand-alone bench top mill, not a 3-in-1 machine.
Smithy is well known for developing and popularizing 3-in-1 combo machines. WELL, not everyone wants a combo machine - BUT, everyone can use the kind of support that Smithy is well-known for.
So go ahead, take a good look a a couple of the best gear driven lathes available on the market today. Get a great machine - PLUS, Smithy's industry leading customer service.
MI-1337L Manual Lathe
MI-1440L Manual Lathe