Thanks, I’m very happy with the mill although the relatively low rpm can be an issue when figuring out sfm.
I’ve since seen and played with the other model I was looking at, the optimum and I can attest to its good quality build and feel. Right out of the box it was clean, fully lubed and extremely smooth. But it is noisy with the brush motor, one of the reasons I went with the sieg. Although now optimum offers a dc brushless.
Those are finished in Germany, they actually are and it shows..