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Newby Help Request
« on: May 19, 2007, 09:35:38 PM »
Hi all. This is my first post and hope it is in the correct place.
I have just recived my electronics, Stepper Motors and Mach3 software, to convert my Warco Mini Mill http://www.warco.co.uk/shop.asp?catid=40&ProdId=286. to CNC.

I stripped my Mill and had a look at the steppers and had a think about how to set them up. At this point a friend came in to see what I was upto. He made the comment " Why spend all this money and time converting this little mini mill to CNC, onece you get it all sorted and lern how use it, you will want a desent, larger Mill that you cauld actualy make something on."
I think he is correct.
My Question is. What Mill to go for. Which would make a nice benchtop Mill, which would convert nicly to CNC.
What should I look for in a Mill?
What should I avoide?
 I think I would spent £1000 ish for new or 2nd hand.

Thanks
Re: Newby Help Request
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 11:21:08 PM »
I like the look of the X3's :) OR the IH machines

Take a look:
http://www.syilamerica.com/product_h4.asp

or
http://www.industrialhobbies.com/

If you can spend more the Tormach is a nice mill :) I have a friend that got one and it runs nice!
Thanks
Brian

Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: Newby Help Request
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 11:56:56 AM »
Thank you very much. I will have a good look