View Full Version : Lathemaster LMT25L Milling Machine

11-22-2009, 09:35 PM
I am looking at a Lathemaster LMT25L Milling Machine, as a second mill for drilling and light milling. I would like to hear from others that have one. Pros and cons.

11-22-2009, 11:08 PM
There are several here who have that machine and seem pleased enough with it.


Is this any help?

11-29-2009, 05:32 PM
I have owned the LTM25L for about 6 months now and I can say that it has treated me right naturally it won't compare to the Bridgeport's but I think it is as good and maybe a bit better than the SX3 but I have not run one of them so it a biased opinion. It was within the spec sheet they sent although it would be nicer if it was a little tighter on the spindle. Mine did not come with the spindle pin to keep the collet from turning so I made one. The first mod I would made is a collet lock as you can't get the end mills tight enough. I bought one of those rubber belt pipe wrenches and I can get the end mills to stay put. This is the Imperial version of the Busy Bee or CraftTex that Brain Rupnow has I believe. I like the table and gib adjustments and the column seems stiff enough at least so far. So I would say for me it was a good buy.