want a milling machine

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Lewayne
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Re: want a milling machine

Post by Lewayne » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:36 pm

I know. If the machine is decent the price is good. And it looks pretty clean and everything seems to be in good working order. It a great size for my shop.I read the artical you found but can't fine much else at all. I just don't know if a Taiwan clone, with no backup at all, is a crazy purchase, but I think i could sell it without loss if I cleaned it all up, anyway.And I want the extra for tooling as you say.

jcfx
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Re: want a milling machine

Post by jcfx » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:16 pm

I would not let support get in your way, even though I said I wasn't crazy about refurbing old iron, a deal is a deal
so for example if a good condition Deckle mill happened my way for an insanely good price ....

Lewayne
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Re: want a milling machine

Post by Lewayne » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:45 pm

Well, in the end I passed on the clone.
1. I'm not ready in my shop to have something that would be an immovable object wherever I dropped it.
2. Its really too big anyway. I don't need that much size or weight for what I'm doing.
3. It a machine that, like nobody has even heard of. There is nothing about it anywhere.
4. even rebuilding it would be over my head because of the size.
So still looking for something smaller and lighter.

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Re: want a milling machine

Post by spro » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:18 pm

So the one was a floor mill and heavy. These others are highly regarded. Vertex, and many others with the turret, knee, swiveling adjusted head. Simple belt drive and don't weigh 1000 lbs.

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