What does a 3 axis machine mean?
As in it can cut on an X, Y and Z axis, you don't need this unless you are doing dimple keys ( there maybe other keys out there that will need this, but I haven't come across any yet.
The auto feeder seems useful though, but it sounds like it could break easily, which then would require servicing...
This alone would nearly blow your budget
Yes I understand that. But I'd doubt that postage would cost as much as the savings (i.e. 30K-8K or so). And I think I can order it in 240V? (I could be wrong on that though)
No harm in trying, but I'm sure that if you try order from an over seas supplier they are going to tell you to contact a local supplier, they wont be allowed to sell to Countries that have their own suppliers.
I already have Instacode 2008. Old I know, but it still works well for most things.
Yep, that will do everything that you need, BUT, I believe that there are extra modules for Instacode for it to communicate with some machines, you might have issues having it drive the machine but you can always manually input the cards.
Budget is around $5K and it's mainly for convenience. At the moment I'm getting most of keys getting cut by a locksmith in the area (which is a 10 minute drive and the visits are getting a bit too much I think). As you know, in real estate especially with tenants, locks needs to be rekeyed quite frequently, which needs code cut keys.
I really think that you are going to struggle getting anything for that price, you are kinda limited to getting something from over seas unless you know a Locksmith here that will help you out.