I have a RF31 mill and it my understanding that they are made in Taiwan and not main land China. It is also my understanding that the Taiwanese take a little more pride in their work. I also have a Grizzle lathe that seems to be fine for what I do. Guess it depends on price and if you want a cream or green colored machine. I would suggest on what ever you choose to make sure it runs then take it apart and clean, re-lube and adjust everything, it is well worth the trouble.