Thanks Fastlane for checking the ad out. I, too, read the ad and found once again we did not get the whole story. The sale has nothing to do with a machine falling apart or not doing the job. It has to do with a bad decision by the school district to purchase 3 in 1's to teach students who eventually could seek employment in a machine shop. They need to source stand alone equipment (even if it's used). Sure, you can learn the principles of machining with a 3 in 1. But that's it. These 3 in 1 machines are for hobby and very small job work. You do not find them in larger operations.