We are in the market for a good used VF1 or VF2 but can't afford anything too new right now. This will not be for super heavy use but we would like to get 3-5 hours a day cutting aluminum and a few mild steel parts out of it for a few years at least.
We see a lot of machines in the 5,000 to 10,000 hour range. What would be considered a high hour machine? Is there a standard 'life span' on these machines? I know good maintenance is the key and a machine that looks abused should probably be avoided but would 10,000 hours scare you away from a clean looking machine with a good ballbar test?
Thanks in advance!