Hey, GMFF (if that is your real name ), welcome to The Grumble.
I seem to recall someone mentioning a Brazilian underpinner a few months ago. Try clicking on the <u>search</u> button at the top of the page and look for either/or “IM-2” and/or “Brazil” or “Brazilian” under the Grumble pop down menu. You might get lucky.
I used this machine at a framing course I attended.They had this machine and a manual Casse model. The Casse was much sturdier and worked alot smoother. It was also more adjustable for the used.
The only advantage to this unit is the low $$$.
I have this underpinner and I bought it from framingsupplies.com. Mine is the SE version. I don't know the difference, but mine came the support wings that bolt on to the side.
So far, I like it a lot. The tube steel frame seems plenty solid and it does a good job pinning. You will, however, need to get a feel for this machine to use it correclty. With softer woods, you have to go easier or crush the wood a bit. After a while, you can feel the cycle as you push the foot lever down and get it right every time. I learn quick, after compressing a corner of a soft frame, I never did that since.