But it's for Christmas so I'm not allowed to use it yet. Still, can't wait. Hobart 2612 with 12" blade and sharpener. This thing is huge. Got it for $300. Runs quiet as a field mouse and the blade is straight. Guy that sold it worked for a cafeteria. He said the blade started to wobble and that Hobart quoted the company over $2,000 to fix it. They decided to buy a new one and this one sat on a table in the corner for 5 months before the chef got mad one day and told him to get it out of the way since the company wasn't going to fix it. The guy asked what he should do with it and the chef told him to throw it away. He stuck it in his car and took it home to tinker with it. He replaced a bearing that was on the shaft the holds the blade and it was fixed. I think the Hobart people thought the blade needed replacing which is why the quote was so high. I think I got an absolute steal! What say you? Any hidden issues with this model? I just threw $300 down when I heard the motor and saw that the blade was straight.