I’m going to ask a question I hope you don’t take offense to…
Whats a self acclaimed newbie gonna cut with that? It’s a serious cutting tool that can eat alot of power, with alot of insert and body cost, not something I’d expect to see a newbie running. But maybe I see a newbie buying it thinking it was a good deal. Lots of impressive gold inserts for not alot of money to buy “used” or even new old stock.
AND there is a good reason they are now kinda cheap…they eat alot of power and you need a honking machine to push them with that many inserts; along with a rigid as hell setup. If you don’t push the inserts they just rub, bang and wear away taking a toll on your machine and pocket.
If I’m off base…sorry.