Since CNC machines have taken over, there are a lot of good used Bridgeport and Atlas machines around. Lathes too. Where the bucks go is on the next ones you buy because you will know what you want then and your accuracy will be a higher priority. Shop around Danny. If you find something be sure to buy all the other tools and accessories that go with them. Those may cost more than the machine itself in the end if you don't ! No Question about it though ! It's just like before you had a floor hoist or even earlier than that.....your first Hein-Werner floor jack with a set of four good steel jack stands!