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  • Premier Icon nickjb
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    It’s time to add a small milling machine to the workshop. Any owners of cheper models out there? I don’t think I’ll stretch to a Bridgeport. Really need a chunk of change from £1000. I’ve been looking at the Axminster and Warco offerings and seen a few AMA models on ebay which look like they came from the same factory as Warco. Any other options? Can’t seem to find many 2nd hand.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    … or just post pictures of your impressive set-up to make me feel inadequate 😯

    maxtorque
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    Hey nickjb, can you just put a small flat on this bit of 6mm barstock for me with that ^^^^ 😉

    Generally, small mills = crap

    No power, no tool inertia, sloppy slides and drives etc

    If you have the space, a s/h (it will be very s/h!) Bridgeport really is the answer. Also, it’s really really annoying to get a mill, and find the table can’t actually accomodate the first job you want to do……….

    bencooper
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    I use a Sherline – on the left here:


    Workshop by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

    It’s small, but works well for me.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    nickjb – that’s not a large milling machine – this is:

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    So you’re not after one of these milling machines then?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    So you’re not after one of these milling machines then?

    I would love one. It would make a great workshop.

    alanl
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    What are the Peatol offerings like?
    Just for modellers?

    Premier Icon simonbowns
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    http://www.lathes.co.uk is more than handy for s/hand bits. Room for something like a Harrison?

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