Glad you didn't have to pay full boat, let us know how it works out.Thank you all for the help and opinions, I finally got my hands on a machine at a relatively great price. A Bolton Tools BPD290VG, its a combo machine with full DRO, power feeds, threading, a 1.5" spinel bore, and variable speed to name a few of the top features i was looking for. Still very new in this sort of work so it will be perfect for starting I think. It retails for about 5.3k with the stands and I got it for 3200 locally, brand new though it had been sitting for 2 years (another story), with the stands as well although the owner did not have the 4 jaw or the change gears which sucks. As expected Bolton Tools' ability to supply any specific parts is literally none. Meaning, they will give parts to those under warranty for free, but won't sell parts to those not under warranty. Anyways, it will certainly provide me plenty of machining use and experience over the next few years before whenever I may grow out of it and get the dream machine. Thanks again everyone,
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