Well, I finally pulled the trigger and bought the Laguna REVO 24|36 lathe. Check out the unboxing and setup as well as the first shavings made on it. So far, I thoroughly enjoy working on this lathe. It’s a huge step up from the Comet, and it’s a joy to turn with.
Check out the REVO lathes from Laguna: https://lagunatools.com/classic-machinery/lathes/
Overall, the setup went fairly smooth even without having help lifting the heavy parts. I highly recommend getting help with it though, this is one beefy lathe and the parts weigh quite a bit!