The english wheel is like most of their tools. needs some work. polish the wheels, check for out of round. the new ones have a new type of over center handle for the quick release. there is lots of info on how to upgrade them. I took a class from Ron Covell. He said the wheel frame work doesn't have to be super stiff. just true and most of the time he didn't have a lot of pressuer when working the aluminum fender he made, I won it in the 2 day class. now signed and hangin on the shop wall.