My name is Mark, I live in southern Australia.
After much consideration I have pulled the pin and placed an order for a MR-1 gantry mill.
Right now the unit is part way across the Pacific Ocean, which gives me time to recover from the various duties, taxes and freight overheads needed to get it here! Other than that, happy to buy American, we are light on machine tool vendors in Aus.
Toolmaker / design engineer by background, currently involved in freelance industrial design & prototyping.
Thanks to this forum for providing valuable insight into the MR-1, looking forward to setting up and putting the unit to work
Cheers for now.