Mass produced mini lathe, yea it sucks but I'm slowly fixing it. Got angular contact bearings to fit and will attempt to machine some replacement brass gibs that fit as it's so bad you can't use the parting tool without it just rubbing and going blunt lol.That lathe is junk. They've literally made zero effort to even match the dovetails together and the gib looks terrible quality.
All wants scraping by the looks of it and a decent gib that actually fits the dovetail making
I see this lathe as getting onto the "lathe property ladder", might be the equivalent of a council house but it's a start and a means to progress to a better one in the future.