I really appreciate it and i have looked at those accu-rite systems before.
What you are recommending is my dream. A full size knee mill (we have a bunch of very affordable used Bridgeports, Maxmills, etc on craigslist) with a conversion to CNC (even if air is used instead of liquid) but that price is hard to stomach at the get go.
Perhaps i will do mini CNC and full size manual. Then if/when my “hobby” turns into a full time thing and it can pay for the accu-rite i will sell the mini