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Old 03-12-2014, 11:25 PM
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hey looking to expand the ol shop a little, mainly looking for milling machine but have been eyeing up a couple of the lathe/mill units anyone have experience with these? worth havin or keep em separate ?
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:03 PM
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Hi I personally do not like combo units. With 2 different units you can have 2 different set ups but not on a combo. It also depends on how much room you have.. Ed
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:18 PM
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I agree with JAMMER

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Old 03-15-2014, 04:23 PM
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I'm very new to the metal work type tooling but on a budget. I've had my eye on this for awhile and like the fact it can cut and bend. Small yes, but so are the pieces I want to make.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=281285623236

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I would stay away from the combo units unless you are very limited on space. Much better to have separate machines. It allows you to work on 2 different things at the same time without breaking the machine set up down to do something else.

I have a similar bender/shear from Micromark. It should handle most of your smaller projects.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:22 AM
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I can't vouch for them all, but I will speak from experience.
Stay away from the cheaper lathe/milling machine combos in the $1,200-$1,500 range.
The ONLY thing I received from purchasing one was a $1,350 lesson to buy the right tool the first time and to stay away from discount JUNK!
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:58 AM
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I'm very new to the metal work type tooling but on a budget. I've had my eye on this for awhile and like the fact it can cut and bend. Small yes, but so are the pieces I want to make.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=281285623236

Mario
I have a maching just like this one. Works good if you don't exceed the max thickness. I pushed it cutting and bending some 0.032" thick aluminum. I broke first a pin and then later stripped a gear. It is solid but has definite limits.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:01 AM
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I have been looking into combo units due to budget and space. Grizzly Products has a couple that come with just about all of the extras needed to start. Small units but functional in my mind.
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