I have a new toy .. err .. tool ... yes TOOL. I've been having fun with the BF20 but that is now in bits under going a CNC conversion and I wanted something that was a bit chunkier, a bit more solid, manual and yet not OTT. So after a rash moment by SWMBO where the magical words "yes you can get another mill" were uttered I pounced. Thanks to some excellent snooping by a good mate Bruce I have become the owner of what seems to be referred to as a "Small/Medium Knee Mill". A Dah Lih DL-VHR-GIF. Compared to a BridgePort its definately smaller but for my workshop I think will work well. It does have the nice a few nice features: 6 speed power feed on X axis along with rapid, one shot oiler, horizontal and vertical milling spindles, and flood coolant. This is an old mill but seems to be in reasonable condition with the previous owner getting the table reground and the completely redoing the bearings in the spindle. I have some light restoration work to do with surface rust removal, some new paint and a few handles and the like to be replaced/fixed. The biggest challenge will dealing with THREE motors in it all 3-phase. I think I will end up with a stack of VFDs on the wall or hidden in the machine somewhere. Anyway the beginning of a jouurney as I learn this vernerable old tool.