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by Blaster2019
Sun May 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

Both machines are by the same company with the difference (e.g., # of motors) by generation. you can go to the Shoptask website and they have the history of their machines. I have the Tri-Power with manual feed , power feed , and full CNC control and 3-axis digital readout (Jenix DRO). https://www....
by Blaster2019
Sun May 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

My advice is not to buy anything used unless someone who knows what he's doing can look at it for you first. Learning to machine is a challenge. Fixing a screwed-up machine tool before you learn to machine is just too much. Believe it or not I liked fixing things and would probably learn a lot from...
by Blaster2019
Sun May 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

Were you interested in models then small machines would be ideal, but you mention rests.oration of vehicles and guns. That place you at a different scale. Small machines may suffice for a variable fraction of your needs but some project would be limited by the size of your machine. You can not turn...
by Blaster2019
Sun May 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

jcfx wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:54 am
Have you looked at Craigslist for separate lathe and mills ?
Depending on where you're located there may be lots of options.
Checked Craig's list out yesterday and not much available then, however will keep on the lookout and will probably expand my look further out...
by Blaster2019
Sat May 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

From my perspective the 3 in one machines are about making everything fit into the least amount of space, not about the size of the work envelope. If the only thing you are using it for is small items you can make something like that work but you will be limited in size and constantly changing the ...
by Blaster2019
Sat May 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

OK gentlemen, your advice is well taken and I will go a different direction now that makes more sense,and I surely appreciate the time and effort from all. I guess I was trying to save a buck, but just as well spend my retirement money now on the right equipment to start with as I'll be better off i...
by Blaster2019
Fri May 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 5666

3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

I am new to metal working, or at least I'm a novice to lathe and mill type work and am need of some advice/insight into two separate 3-in-one machines that I am seriously looking at on eBay. I need this forums expertise to help me sort out these two models and point me in the right direction so I ge...