What kind of parts will you be making with it. This is only a 2.5D CAM package, so it will not do any 3D machining, with the exception of thread milling, which I will be testing in the coming weeks. I use it almost daily. One must remember, this is a low cost solution, but for me, it works great. you can see the parts I have made here on the forum. Good luck & feel free to ask all of the question you want. This is a very good forum.