Plus, a lathe can be VERY dangerous in the wrong hands. In fact, one can lose their hands in an instant! That's one thing I like about my old flat belt drive, as it will slip off the belt if it encounters too much resistance. A V-belt or direct drive will rip your arm off before they slip.
Yuppers!! Those 'quick-chucks' will bite your fingers when you are running larger parts and the jaws stick out the sides of it!! How do I know that?? hmmm