I am thinking of purchasing a Haas lathe HL-2 model 1998. I have no experience in CNC lathes (only manual lathes) but I do have experience in VMC (we have 2 Haas, a VF-0 and a VF-1) so I prefer a Haas lathe. I turn occasionally so I do not want to spend a lot of money on a CNC lathe.
I checked the lathe but the tool holders seem to be a little problem since they are unique and to hard to find them nowadays on the market. I am informed that you can make them yourself so I would like to know if anybody has made hiw own tool holders.
If possible I also like to hear your opinion about the lathe and whether it would be a good choice. I mostly trun aluminum parts. From what I can see on the internet it seems to be a simple and reliable machine.
Thank you in advance for your help.