Skip the geared head. Slow, loud, not easy to have higher speed range and mostly redundant if you fit a VFD. I have been using an RF40 clone for the last 8 years, itís up for sale.
My new machine has a VFD with a 2 speed range belt drive. Absolutely no comparison.
Square column with variable speed drive is the way to go.
Originally Posted by JamesRobinson