Hi, everyone. I'm a new member (just joined a couple of weeks ago). I don't have much machining experience and don't yet have any metal-working machines; but my wife and I have been serious hobby woodworkers for quite a few years. (See my registration post.) I've had an interest in machining for quite a while but only decided recently to get more serious. I've done a quite a bit of research online, which eventually led me here to hobby-machinist. Reading the posts here essentially convinced me that I'd eventually like to get a PM-1228VF-LB lathe. I think it's about as high-end as I can go, given the features I think I want and the space likely to be available. My current plan is to set up a small machine shop in my basement. This will require reorganization and some renovation of my already crowded basement; so I want to make sure I've considered all the details first. My first significant problem would be logistical - getting the lathe to the basement. Because of the layout of the stairs to the basement, the lathe, likely in its crate, would have to be moved part of the way on its end, likely on a heavy duty hand cart. (I won't attempt this myself; I'd hire professional movers to do it.) Are there any potential problems doing this? Is the lathe secured well enough to the crate to allow this? Will any oil leak from the lathe if it's moved on end? If so, can I eliminate oil leaks by draining just the gearbox? The specs say that the PM-1228 requires 13A at 120V. I presume that means that I'll need a 20A circuit for it. Is the manual for the PM-1228 available somewhere? I've looked around but haven't been able to find it. I've downloaded the manual for the Grizzly G0773, which I understand includes essentially the same lathe; but there are obviously some differences between the two.