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Offline BIGslim

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Lathe and Mill Quality
« on: October 14, 2013, 07:35:15 AM »
I started this thread so the experienced fabricators can tell us what to look for when it is time to buy a lathe or mill.  Brand, condition, functionality, price, etc. 

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Re: Lathe and Mill Quality
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 08:15:37 AM »
Years ago the china stuff use to be real crap, but it has changed to a lot better quality. It is not really the quality of the machine its the quality of the operator.

Here is a good place to start for machines, lathes and mills. Tooling. 
 Grizzly Tools
http://grizzly.com/

This is where I bought my lathe from.
http://billstoolcrib.com/

This is the lathe:http://billstoolcrib.com/Lathbir1236.htm

Here is the mill link, biggest table I could find.
http://www.ihcnc.com/pages/bed-mill.php

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