I have one boss 8 and five boss 9's. You will need the Ezlink program to load programs. Making a cable is the hard part. You can use any 30 taper but the QT holds in best. You need a 2HP rotary phase converter. 5HP if you want to add machines later and start one while the other is running. Make sure the Bridgeport is set up for 220v and not 440v. My machines were wired for 440v and lots of grief to figure out why the didn't work.