My side business got really busy early last year so last spring I went shopping and added a new machine to my personal shop. I said new, odds are it is older than some of my readers but these machines typically last 30 -50 yrs.
If the Lilliputians had ratchet straps back in the day, Gulliver would still be tied to the beach.
I got a decent price but had to do a few repairs to get her up and running. I replaced the old 2 axis digital readout with a brand nicky new 3 axis readout. I also had to rewire the X-axis power feed. Since I fixed her up I have done a good bit of machining. Notice how she is holding her head up tall and proud.
Hopefully I will get a few good years of making chips.
Yes the chips are hot. And yea! It hurts like the dickens when the chips go down your shirt or land on your face or arms