Just curious - could someone there in USA tell me what a Bridgeport Series One mill with, say, a decent vice, vari-speed head and basic auto-lock collet set would roughly cost in U.S. dollars ? I can convert to Aussie dollars and add a bit for freight etc for an idea on how much they are down here.
Also, since being taken over by Hardinge, is the quality still there ? Or all they now made in China like everything else ? Hardinge lathes are legendary - but of course that reputation was built while they were being made in America. Before I start getting serious with spending money on a mill I want to know what I'm actually getting now.
Thanks for any help. Dont forget to vote !, Dean.