I am looking at a very nice Burke #4. The asking price is commensurate with the condition of the mill, though. This thing is clean, has original paint, and looks like it has seen very little use in its life. It has the universal table, power feed X, original geared motor, 3-1/2X20 table is in excellent condition, ways are almost pristine, but it comes with only a few end mill cutters and collets for tooling. Not even a horizontal arbor, although all the castings are there. No vertical head, no vice, no indexer, none of the stuff I'm going to have to buy, eventually. Now, I have read a lot of great stuff about these little mills, and know they are excellent within the envelope of their capabilities. One of the projects I have in mind is a MLA cross slide for my South Bend 9A lathe. This will require surfacing the topside and ways that are just over 11" long. From what I read, the Burke's X travel is limited to about 8-1/2". Most of my projects will not be that long, but it does pose the question below in my mind. I can buy a decent benchtop Asian mill (Bolton, Grizzly, Jet, etc) for about the same price as this Burke. The Asian mills in the same price range all have a much longer X and Y travel and have larger beds and appear to have a larger capability envelope. What do you think? Will I be better off with an Asian benchtop in the $1500 price range or this Burke? Compare to something like the Grizzly G0463 or G0795, or even the G0727 horiz/vert mill. I guess I should mention that I am quite partial to vintage machinery, so if the value is there, I nearly always opt for the good old US-made stuff.