In many ways this is a great product - -sturdily built and strong, so I'm confident it would last a long time, and also does a really excellent job of juicing.
However, the machine delivered to me had black paint and even metal filings dropping into the orange juice when operated. This came from the joint between the handle and the body as the u-shaped section is just slightly too tight (cannot be adjusted as it is cast iron) and caused scraping each time the handle is moved.
I should have sent the machine back, it may have been just a one-off quality control issue with the one I received, but I didn't get round to it for a couple of months as arranging shipping for a large 10kg parcel is a hassle, and then it wasn't possible.
I hope the paint isn't toxic as myself, wife and mother all drank orange juice we realise at the bottom of the glass had the black paint shavings in it.
So the machine delivered to me was utterly useless, maybe even dangerous, which was a real shame as the design and construction is otherwise truly excellent, and I am so disappointed not to be able to use the machine!