When it comes to doing construction and needing certain parts, looking online is your best option. There are pages and pages of websites that will have home improvement stores with local lathes. On most website pages with local lathes they will be sorted by the cheapest price available to the most expensive. After you put in your city and zip code you will be given the nearest stores within 25 miles of your location where you can purchase local lathes. The most popular purchase when it comes to local lathes is the ones that are compact and easy to use. Metal is the number one choice of local lathes purchased followed by wood ones. If you aren't sure what you need exactly, most websites that sell local lathes have expert representatives who will give recommendations on what you should purchase. You can talk live during business hours or email extensively after hours. There is also the option of calling and going through the prompts to get more questions answered. Many websites will link with other retailers to allow you to do price comparison before making your final choice. When you order local lathes online, most home stores ship it either for free or with a special discount. You can click on the product you want and check and recheck several times before you sign off on the purchase. You'll get an email alert of when it's shipped and the company that is shipping your order. You'll be able to pay to pay for your local lathes with a gift card, or you can use debit and major credit cards. There is always the option of cash and applying for a deferred financing in most cases for up to a year. You can also shop for your local lathes by brand to get an even better bargain for your money.