I'm contemplating buying a used Fadal VMC from Machinery Exchange. I will be installing it in my garage using a phase converter. I will be using it for prototyping, as well as whatever jobs I can get for it. The Fadal machines I am considering, one is from 1987, the other one is from 1991. The main question is will this machine serve me well? Are there signs of wear that I should lookout for? Should I just consider buying a much newer machine? I am also considering the Haas that they have, which is newer. Any advice would be appreciated. I have no one to ask.
Van Nuys, CA