Stan Wellborn is an AAW board member from Washington DC. Here's what he had to say in his club's newsletter:
"This year I splurged on a Robust American Beauty – and I love it. I wanted a lathe that had bigger capacity, and the Robust has a 25-inch swing with a tilt-away tailstock and a sliding headstock. And, it operates at full torque down to very low speeds. The Robust is heavy and solid, and cleverly designed with turner ergonomics in mind…– and it literally has no deficiencies that I have found."