Gents, I am new to machining, but I would like to start. I was at Harbor Freight today an was looking at the 7x10 they have in the store. I was looking on line about it and it brought me to this forum. Most forums chalk this thing up as pure evil, but I like the can do atmosphere here. I understand there are better units out there, but as a starter, and available locally, this seems to be it. I have a project in mind, which is converting a Brass framed kit 5 shot Colt .36 BP pocket pistol to 5 shot 22 Mag... 22 barrel liner is already installed, I need to cut it off and crown the muzzle, then counter the forcing cone. The biggest trick I think will be boring the cylinder to sleeve it from .36 down to the .22Mag. I already have the 0.375 OD x0.065 wall DOM steel tubing for the sleeves, I just need to turn down the OD to fit in the bored cylinders. Will the 7x10 be up to a task such as this? So.... is the HF 7x10 good enough to start with for this type of project? Thank you for your input.