I’ve owned 3 Durston mills over the last 30 years. My first was a
direct drive mini combo mill, which I sold to buy an over/under
Durston 128mm, which I sold and bought my present Durston 158mm
I really couldn’t be happier. I always got close to what I paid for
the mills that I sold, do in part to the fact that I held onto them
for quite a while and as the price of new ones rose, so did the
willingness to pay more for a used one.
I respect the tool but defiitely not a squeaky clean fanatic about
it. I use it many times throughout every working day, rolling out
sheet, wire, rod, etc. I taper forge in the mill, roller print and
even use the wire rollers for texturing sheet.
I don’t think that you can go wrong with a Durston.