Yeah. The original repops from years ago just didn't have the machine quality they should have had to really match the originals and the steel quality. I know they were a bit noisy, but I don't think they were breaking unless you were putting a lot of power through them and were beating on them. I believe they changed manufacturers and worked had to make a way better piece the second time around. Mac told me he would have no qualms running one of these. He and I both agreed that original is best, but this should be just fine.