Re: [mill_drill] New mill decisions
> OK, I know you get tired of this but I am making the final decision onWhy did you miss the deal on the Enco 9x42 including free shipping for
> a new mill. I read through the last several months posts and I guess
> I missed a great deal on the Enco 9X42 at $2,295.00. Oh well that's
$2395? Price is still good until 7/31/03. You got another 31 days :-)
It is a great deal and if you have the space, get it.
- I have used a Wholesale Tools dovetail geared head machine for four
years. I paid 1195 plus shipping. It is an excellent machine and the
biggest bargain IMHO.
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "relston57" <raelston57@...> wrote:
> Thanks to all for the input regarding machine options. I'm still in a
> bit of a quandary, WT can order a dovetail geared head machine for
> $1245, there's none to look at on the showroom floor. I don't like to
> buy before I see .They did have a Chinese RF31 clone, ($799) the the
> table, ways, fittings, etc. looked serviceable enough. The shiny
> chromed and difficult to read dials looked cheap. At Rutland we pried
> the lid off a crated Rutland branded Rong Fu.($1149) The first thing
> that caught my eye was the nice larger satin chromed dials with the
> crisp inked in numerals. It ships with a clamping set, 3"end mill,
> chuck, and vise. My impression even though I couldn't really look it
> over in detail was that it is indeed a more refined machine than the
> Chinese copy.
> Having no milling experience I'm having trouble visualizing the kind
> of projects where I must change head height during a process. The
> thing I have an immediate need to do are straight and woodruff keyways
> on small shafts, flats, facing, slotting plates, etc. I'd love to have
> some examples of operations involving height change during the
> processing of the fixtured part. I'm sure there's many, somtimes my
> brain needs a kickstart to see past my immediate needs. It may help my
> decision making a little easier.