Now I'm curious. What features are you machining? Any mill work? Drilled and tapped holes? Broaching? Recesses with helical ramp surfaces? Threads?I run a production machine shop for a living........ Current generation multitasking machines are leaps and bounds ahead of what used to be. The machine I am looking at right now is loading a 47 pound blank of 4340 heat treated material, 6 minutes 48 seconds later it is 23 pounds, holding .0005" on diameter and .0015" on length over 19.75".