I used the machine on some oak (4x4" old well seasoned fence post) and it finished the timber perfectly when working at 2x1".bad_hypertension":7vdbvr16 said:thanks for the review devon, i am glad to get a users opinion on this machine as i have been considering it for a little while. there are sellers on ebay which offer this machine as well as an sip extractor for £475 and since i am in the market for both types of machine i thought it would be ideal. How well do you think the p/t would hold up to reletively frequent hardwood use? In your review you talk about hobbyist use, do you not feel that the machine would potentially be able to handle much more rigorous use. Once again thanks for the review.