Nothing is so bad that it can't be worse! That dividing head has several small problems, but they look to be minor, nothing that cannot be fixed. We are starting with a mechanism that is nearly the pinnacle of American design and manufacture, all it needs is some TLC. I had to buy three dividing heads on e rape before I had all the parts to make a satisfactory dividing head for my #2 Universal light type milling machine; a person just has to accept the fact that nothing in this world is perfect and one must expend some effort to have something that approaches perfection. In my mind there are two manufacturers that came closest to that ideal; B&S for one, and Pratt & Whitney for another; both date back to the beginnings of industrial excellence in this country.