Thanks John, I will. Horses for courses I guess. I never turn above about 30mm anyway. Rarely if ever steel so this handy sized lathe is perfect. I've had it 14yrs and use it almost daily so it certainly is value. Never had an issue with power or the motor though, just make smaller cuts. I turned the face of the steel block that holds the slide so it isn't too bad. Definitely have to go easy, rigidity is an issue but if the slides and saddle are set right it's ok. A couple of rough tests I've done, cameras, watches are my main thing.