Have had my Magna-Matic for a couple of weeks now, and just wanted to give a brief update on my purchase. Unpacked everything, and the first thing I noticed was how well built this machine was. After I was done admiring it on the kitchen table, I took it out to the shop to put it to the test. After a phone call, mind you, at 6-7 pm, and spoke with a live person at Magna Matic, I resolved a couple of shipping issues, by tweeking the machine with members of the Bauer Family on speaker walking me through the whole process. Now it was time I had been waiting for. I took three of my nastiest blades I had in the junk pile, and by the third blade, I wouldn't say I was an expert, but for the most part had it figured out. Tinkered out in the shop for alittle while longer, and saved myself $150 by ressurecting 3 sets of 3 blades, that will be back in service this year. The Magna-Matic had breathed new life into blades that were going to be thrown out. The next day, I was telling my next door neighbor about the machine, (he has a lawn service as well, and he hands me a set over the fence to be sharpened. Within minutes, I walk his set around, ring his doorbell, and hand him his blades back, in a box (I ordered them from Magna-Matic). Watching him opening the box and look at his blades, reminded me of my girls (9 and 5 years old) like it was Christmas morning. He started digging for his wallet, and much to my grumbling, he made me take $15.00. Put that on an hourly rate, and it runs at $300 per hour. Kinda shoots holes in the "dollar a minute" theory that I hear everyone talking about. I had about 15 hours on a brand new set of blades, and here in Louisiana we are already cutting, and one afternoon I had my Toro up, scraping the clover and winter weeds from under the deck, I decided to run these new blades on the Magna Matic. The sharpening wheel only touched the first 1/16th of an inch of the blade, and they were sharp ready to go back on the the machine. I would have hated to see how I would have molested them with my old bench grinder, or an angle grinder. There is no telling how long that these blades with last, by sharpening them on my Magna Matic. With just the few contacts I have made, I live in a small town, other LCO's will have paid for my machine in alittle over a month. Something to think about. Thanks Magna-Matic. And for anyone on the fence, jump, you'll be glad you did.