Little machine shop

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Tom Miller
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Little machine shop

Post by Tom Miller » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:18 pm

Hello,
I am considering purchasing a 3595 lathe and 5550 mill from Little Machine Shop in Pasadena Ca. I visited them recently and had a chance to see and touch both machines in person. I am an experienced machinist and just sold my Hardinge HLVH and Lagun with a Prototrak CNC add on. I realize neither of the machines I am considering will contend with what I had. I will be making small projects like Stuart engines and possibly an IC type project. No more large 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" steam locomotives. Does anyone out there have experience with either of these machines? I have looked at Jet, Grizzley and Baileigh machines too.
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Tom Miller

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Re: Little machine shop

Post by Glenn Brooks » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:19 pm

Tom, Iam not familiar with the lathe or mill they carry. However my experience with them is their service and customer responsiveness is top notch - including a very positive return policy. Also it seems they concentrate on stocking and selling top of the line, small machining products. So anything they sell is likely a very capable product. And if not, they do everything they can to make it right.

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Re: Little machine shop

Post by Tom1948 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:51 pm

I have found them very good to deal with. I dont own thier lathes or mills but they give good service on thier parts and equipment line.

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Re: Little machine shop

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:25 pm

Good experiences here.
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Re: Little machine shop

Post by SteveM » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:34 am

I met Chris at Cabin Fever a few years ago. Got to see some of his products.

The milling vises looked very well made and finished, a step up from what seems to be the norm for import vises.

Steve

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