Recently purchased an 1100 from the original owner. Serial number 092! Machine has less than 200 hours on it which I assume is pretty rare since it was built in 2006. The original owner bought it for one project, he didn't even take it off the shipping pallet. After he "finished" he tucked it away. Those engineers! I must say it looks pretty cherry. Saw it running and air cut a few things to test it out, all seems well.
Also I am new to the forum. Ive been machining for over 6 years and I am the Journeyman Machinist for an aviation company called Kenn Borek Air. Im used to a Haas TM1 so getting a 1100 is great because there is not a huge difference in bed travel. I got this to machine parts on my own time in my garage. Mainly aluminium avionics panels and sheet metal doublers. I would like to do the spindle upgrade in the future as that seems like one of the best upgrades for this model. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.