For those asking (or skeptical) about a Bolton CNC lathe, here is my opinion as an owner . . .
We are a small shop with a limited budget, running a Hurco MB1 mill interfaced with Bobcad V21 and wanted to expand to an economical CNC lathe.
Bolton had the ONLY new lathe under $10,000 that had a decent set of features, such as an auto tool changer, true rigid tapping, RS-232 connection, multi-start tapered threading and threading cycles, roughing and other basic (and necessary) lathe cycles etc.
I was a little skeptical at first as to whether you really do get what they promise. Believe me, these lathes are exceptional value for money. The hardware and software that really count are excellent. I've just finished running 650 3/8" brass nuts with drilling, turning, parting etc and detected less than 1/10,000 error in repeatability.
The frame is rigid, the programming easy (with an interface to external g-code), tool wear offsets are accounted for with ease, parameter setting and tool set-up are a breeze. This lathe is awesome. The instruction manual is comprehensive and simple to follow as well.
You probably would not want to run a million stainless steel castings on them, but, hey, for our shop this lathe will do 90 percent of our work and keep in mind the value for money.
I highly recommend them.
One last note. I had a lot of questions to ask the Bolton staff, and their customer service is incredible. Each question was answered clearly and often within the hour.