Hi to all,

I am a 62 years old semi-retired Maintenance Engineer, I did a small amount of training 30+ years ago on a Bridgeport Series 1 Interact with Heidenhien TNC145 Control but have not done much CNC work since as I specialised in a maintenace career, I have had a Denford Easimill 3 on long term loan but it is very unreliable and tends to blow a drive every now and then to the point where I have waisted about 300 pounds on spares, I know that is peanuts in CNC terms but it time to call a halt so I am researching for doing a conversion with either a Mach 3 base or possibly an Arduino.
Any pointers or oppinions gratefully received.
Regards
Steven