That's one excellent piece of iron. Box ways, taper 40, higher hp. spindle. One of the most rigid knee mills out there.
I used to have a bandit 3. Kind of quirky by today's standards, but you can make good parts. At the first sign of trouble, i ripped it off and put on a PC based control. You should plan on the same. that 20 year old control is not worth repairing.