I don't know much about these machines I must admit but know there are a number of you who seem to swear by them so thought you might like to know there is one for sale on ebay. Look in good condition. Noticed it when looking at dovetail jigs.
I always wish they were cheaper on Ebay. But in fairness to the bidders they are few and far between, and I guess any saving is a saving if you're going to buy one anyway. There's not a great deal to go wrong with them so warranty/wear isn't that much of an issue. Often they include extras such as full cutter sets, which are £100+ in their own right.
The templates will be both standard or you will be able to order custom templates for your use. An example is if you require to cut out the shape of the USA - the template will allow for it to be repeated many times - so they are a function of your imagination