rgv500, Welcome aboard. If you weren't so young you would fit right in with Adobe Machine (another member) and myself. We crash'em, you fix'em. He brags 'cause he's younger than me. He's only 64, I'm much older @65. I've always liked Kondia but I don't know why. I never had any experience with them. They appear to be good heavy iron. Built in Spain If my memory serves me right. Quite a few European machine castings originate from Spain. AM probably has a better handle on the cnc conversion parts & pieces than I do. Am is on this forum, converting a manual lathe to cnc.