Thread: Hi

  1. #1
    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

  2. #2
    If you could let us know what capacity you require someone might be able to give you better advice.
    Regards
    Mike

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by mekanik View Post
    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

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