Went and picked mine up today. I've never really seen an X2 before (save the clapped-out Princess Auto demo models), but it seems to be well built. The packing was minimal - wrapped in plastic inside a plywood crate, all the tools in a little plywood box. They loaded it into my truck with a forklift at Busy Bee; staff were pretty helpful, and they all made jokes about how I'd be back within days to drop several hundred dollars more. ********
One thing the Busy Bee mill has that I don't remember the HF or PA mills having is a reversing switch - you can run it in forward or reverse mode.
So far all I've done is cleaned the cosmoline off it and bolted it to the table. I didn't consider having to remove the table, so I may have to move it to the left a bit (it's on a bench in my shop that's built between two posts holding up the second floor).
The screws for the table end plate on the left hand side were pre-stripped (sort of) - someone tried to move them with a really tiny flathead screwdriver.
I don't have a decent camera so I don't have pics..
From my minimal measuring, it seems the table has .010" backlash in the X, which I'm about to do some searching about reducing; and also, the travel gets really stiff (to the point of almost not being able to move the table) near the ends, which I've read is common for these mills. What's the best way to go about fixing this?
edit: also, another thing I noticed immediately is that the handwheels and scales are all calibrated in metric units - each division is .02 mm. I didn't get a chance to figure out what a single revolution of the handwheel is, though. Are any of the other X2s like this?