This lathe comes with a powerful 3/4 HP variable speed DC motor. The basic unit comes with 4 foot bed, a three jaw chuck on the headstock and a 1/2" drill chuck on the tailstock. It is very portable and under 30 pounds and 4 feet long. This is the perfect second function lathe for shop or tournament work. You can do shaft cleaning, reconditioning, sanding or butt sanding and finishing on it with some accessories. The speed range is from about 200 to 2000 rpm. You can add a foot control for wrapping. We are putting together a basic unit without lathe pins or live centers for those who might already have a Cue Smith lathe with those items.