For those of you out there who have purchased slow speed grinders from Woodcraft recently and have been waiting patiently while they continue to move the backorder date back a week at a time on you, I talked to them today and received some very helpful information. I was told that they have received a large shipment of the grinders but their engineering department is not happy with the quality and is not willing to release them to customers. While I was a little disappointed to hear this and also to not be any closer to getting my new grinder I need, I was grateful that they were so honest about this. I ended up going elsewhere to get a grinder (bought the delta variable speed off of amazon instead). But I wanted to post this in case anyone else was in the same boat. It doesn't look like this issue is close to getting resolved anytime soon. I also wanted to commend Woodcraft on this issue for being honest with me. After all, it doesn't appear to me that this is their fault .