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The way machine tools should be.
December 18, 2011
11:23 AM
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David Sobel
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Hi Rob;

They sure are. When you change form pounds to dollars it is about 15K. For that amount you can get a NEW South Bend lathe and still have money left for a nice mill and a ton of tooling.

Did you notice how the head is mounted to the side of the column and the way it tilts, very interesting?

Seig has come out with a new series of Small universal mills. The models are U1, SU1 and U2. They look very promising for the home shop. None of their distributors here in the USA are carrying them yet. I have been told that Micro Mark and Grizzly will have them. The U2 with the grinding function would be nice.

David 

December 5, 2011
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Prices are a little steep.  For that money, you could get one of the many Bridgeport clones.  At least in this area, you can get a used full size machine, outfitted with DRO, and usually including collets and other tooling.

December 2, 2011
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Hi everybody:

I currently have an X2 mill. I was aware of the limitations and problems of it when I purchased it. I also have a Chinese 9 X 20 lathe. After a lot of work and rebuilding of them they do get the job done. I have been thinking of getting a bigger mill, but do not want to have to go though the prosses of reworking it just get it useable.  While looking into mills on the internet I ran across this mill. It makes my sick with envy. Thought you might like to see a small machine that is made as a quality machine.  Also a very interesting format for the nhame shop that does not have a lot of room for extra equipment.

http://www.emcomachinetools.co…..fault.aspx

You can also find it by Google searching GOLmatic MD24

Do not look at the price unless you have won the lottery or robbed a LARGE bank.

David   

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