I've seen a bunch of flaming of this guy signing as Gunner Asch. I found out that he had a bunch of experience tweaking and tuning machine tools. I tried him and Yep. He went thru my 16X40 Victor lathe in just a couple of hours tweaking and tuning to the point that I can now turn a taper only when I want to. He also took the time to give me a hands-on tutorial on thread cutting with the lathe and I learned a lot about my lathe in a short time. More in fact than I learned in a Jr.College machine class. I haven't examined his abillities as a political adviser, but as a machine tool tuner, and from what I saw a good machine shop instructor. I recommend him. P.S. To the flamers, he is over 6' and over 200# so I suggest keeping the flaming on the newsgroup and don't try it face-to-face.