I have an Imperia Pasta machine that was given to my parents in the late sixties, and I have used it on a regular basis when I inherited it in 1980. It is a workhorse, so I bought the same model and manufacturer machine for my brother. Delivery was immediate, and I made a spaghetti dinner with it that night to test the rollers and cutters before I gave it to him. Observations: the machine worked flawlessly with my go-to pasta recipe, rolling out the sheets perfectly with the thickness adjustments working well. The pasta sheets were also cut perfectly with complete cutting achieved for all the pasta we rolled out, so no complaints there. I noticed that the new machine is somewhat lighter than my original, and it quickly became apparent why. There are quite a bit of plastic parts that are incorporated into the machine that are not present on mine. I would think that these parts will eventually break with extended use. Overall I was satisfied with the performance, but disappointed with the build.