Rob, I would look at anything Jinan Quick has to offer. Rocket's posts detail the small machine available from Quick. I just bought and received a 1218 router from quick and the quality is excellent. Also it's pretty easy to hook up another control board to the router if you want to use Mach 3 or UBSCNC (what I did) . JUst have them install the steppers, stepper drivers and power supplies. Whatever you do I would only send a deposit (20 to 30% and than ask for progress photos). From this board it seems like Jinan Quick has the most satisfied users and has proven to be reputable. They don't make a P.O.S. though so the cost is maybe a bit more. Thanks thats my 10 cents .