This mill is everything I had thought it to be after having read countless reviews on-line. Upon receiving, it was immediately disassembled & cleaned (very important), then carefully inspected, re-adjusted, re-lubed, and run through its bearing break-in procedure, all without incident. Confident there would be no surprises, an air lift kit, belt drive conversion, Z-axis DRO, and a custom stiffening plate to increase column rigidity, were then added. Could not be happier with its performance.
BTW, the machine took only a 3 or 4 days to arrive, and came damage-free in a wooden box.
I'll be back to buy a Grizzly lathe next.