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An improved micro-finishing machine is disclosed in which a transfer system is provided to move workpieces into and out of the machine in a path perpendicular to the axes of the machine drive rollers. The transfer system further enables an inprocess size control gauge to be added to the machine to monitor the diameter of the workpieces during micro-finishing. The machine offers greater flexibility by enabling the machine to be easily reconfigured to micro-finish other parts. The transfer system utilizes ejectors that are simple in construction, requiring a minimal number of components.