Saw the Eastwood and watched a video. That is a nice rig but a very big machine. Was almost there but the size backed me off and made me wake up to what I really need. The Rikon 8" is even a bit big. For my needs, just looking to buff handles and an occasional blade and some cabinet hardware type stuff. These big guys are overkill. Zeroing in. Will post more as it happens. Still - if I were into serious metal work - auto parts and machetes and the like, that Eastwood would be my pick too.