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EDNY

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Looking for Mini Milling Machine
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:15:40 PM »
Just started looking for a mini milling machine..hoping to locate a used one locally with some hardware.
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Re: Looking for Mini Milling Machine
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 08:04:22 PM »
Several years ago my son bought one of the small Harbor Freight combination tools. Drill press, mill and lathe. It is far from a precision machine but it has made a lot of cool hot rod and motorcycle parts. Most recently he used it to help rebuild a much better older lathe. He has filled his shop with bigger and better machine tools but this one and a jewelers lathe got him started.
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Re: Looking for Mini Milling Machine
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 10:57:16 PM »
Know what you mean...I started with and still have a Central Machinery 40" brake, slip, roll...but upgraded with a nice 48" finger brake and recently a PEXTO 37" stomp shear that is great.  I have two drill presses and use one for non-precision milling. I'd like to do more mill work and have been impressed with the quality of the mills like the one in the picture.

My other metal fab collection now includes, oxy-acetylene set, AC/DC 225 stick welder, 140 amp 110V mig, 40amp plasma cutter, 185 Miller Mig and a Miller 180 Syncrowave TIG.  Forgot -also have a Rockwell lathe which comes in handy.
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Re: Looking for Mini Milling Machine
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 11:18:21 PM »
We're off grid so no 220v stuff till I get the big old Miller welder/power plant going. Then I can run the mill. It is amazing what works on our 4KW inverter and generator.
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