Re: A good Machine
The 3 in 1 machines are toys! Check the phone book for used machine tool dealers in your area. Any used machine needs to be personally inspected, and, transportation from afar is getting more expensive daily. If you're a machinist, you'll know what to look for (worn gibs or ways, obvious broken things or damage from wrecks, smooth rolling spindle, transmission work, threading dial, taper attachment a plus). Always nice to see any machine 'under power'. Most of all, if buying used, make sure you can get or make parts easily.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face.