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Re: [taigtools] What mill next?

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  • Steve Wan
    Hi Max To replace a bigger mill after this so soon is unwise. Taig is capable of machining almost anything, rather you upgrade it than starts all over again.
    Message 1 of 3 , May 16 6:52 PM
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      Hi Max

      To replace a bigger mill after this so soon is unwise.
      Taig is capable of machining almost anything, rather you upgrade it
      than starts all over again. Don't forget the tools that come along
      with this mill.

      Steve Wan

      On 5/17/13, Alex Wetmore <alex@...> wrote:
      > For a home shop the only next mill up that I've seen that seems worth
      > jumping to is a Tormach.
      >
      > For a large garage I'd personally be looking at 80s industrial grade CNCs
      > and refitting them. I helped a friend update a Bridgeport Boss and it's a
      > much better mill than anything available in the same price range today. It
      > has a 3 phase motor, but it would cost under $500 to retrofit with single
      > phase or run off of a VFD (which is the best option for CNC anyway).
      > However there is no way for me to get a 6000lb mill into my basement.
      >
      > alex
      >
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      > From: taigtools@yahoogroups.com [taigtools@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Max
      > Cato [maxsthekat@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:40 PM
      > To: taigtools@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [taigtools] What mill next?
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      > Hi all,
      >
      > My Taig is my first mill, and while it's great at what it does, I know that
      > someday I will outgrow it. So, for those using bigger CNC mills, what would
      > you recommend as the next "step up" from the Taig? Ideally, this would be
      > for a home shop, meaning that 3ph power probably isn't an option.
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      > -Max
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