Our team of experts has selected the best lathes out of hundreds of models. Based on our research, we’ve narrowed down the list to models from JET, Shop Fox, WEN, and RIKON Power Tools. We named Powermatic as the Best of the Best in our Best Lathes category because of its superior quality and great consumer experience. We chose the JET as our Best Bang for the Buck because of its overall quality and value. Read our full review for our pros, cons, and bottom line on each of the models we chose for our top five.