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jasonlee
20-06-2015, 10:01 PM
Hi all,

Just joined this site today as i am looking for some knowledgeable people in here as i am needing help in deciding what cnc lathe and miller to buy as i am looking at setting up on my own.

Have been a time served toolmaker now for the past 20yrs and have worked on a number of manufacturer machines over this time.

Now i am looking at starting up on my own, i am weary about spending 5-10k on a used machine and having any breakdowns and the cost being more than the machine could be worth.

I use a XYZ prototrak sl425 and a semco cnc 3 axis miller with an anilam system at where i work at present, both systems and machines are great to work with and very user friendly.

Now we brought the xyz lathe 12mths ago for a nice price of 38,000 but i can not afford this kind of money and yes i would love to buy new but don't have the funds.

what cnc lathe/milling machine is worth buying for the right money??? my budget is 10-15k max and don't want to buy a nail so to speak. What would you guy's recommend and what should i look out for mainly on any issues etc....

Thanks in advance:unconscious:

mekanik
21-06-2015, 10:30 AM
If you could let us know what capacity you require someone might be able to give you better advice.
Regards
Mike

jasonlee
21-06-2015, 10:20 PM
If you could let us know what capacity you require someone might be able to give you better advice.
Regards
Mike

Lathe= horizontal cnc 8" swing is more than enough for what i need, would ideally like a multi tool holder but budget is obviously shy.

Miller= vertical cnc x=500mm X y=300mm travel.

Have used a lot of manual machines in my time, but my knowledge on cnc's is very lame as i have only been using a semco and xyz machines.

Any help or advice would be great please guys....what manufacturer is worth getting with a 15 grand budget??

Thanks