View Full Version : looking for a cnc lathe
07-23-2010, 03:35 PM
i just bought a tormach pcnc 1100 and im very pleased with it. Im now in the market for a cnc lathe. I want something that has single phase motor with 2 HP. A 12 swing x 36 inches long. The tormach lathe is too small and you cant use flood coolant with the machine. If anyone knows of a machine like this please let me know. Thank you.
07-24-2010, 11:27 AM
There aren't too many CNC lathes that big that are made for the serious hobby market. Trak might be one candidate. You might also make your wish known to Tormach - rumor has it that they are working on a CNC lathe and another vote might hasten it's development, or at least it's spot on their priority list.
Mike (another satisfied Tormach mill owner)
07-29-2010, 08:48 PM
I attended the Tormach Users Group meeting in Ann Arbor during the CNC workshop. They did mention work on a CNC lathe, but were pretty vague on details. What they said sounded like a nice machine, and since they have done a good job of all their milling machines Id bet the lathe will be good.
07-30-2010, 09:42 AM
I don't know what your budget is but here are a couple:
07-30-2010, 12:19 PM
I haven't been there in a while, but, on CNCZone there was talk about taking a Grizzly G4003 and converting it to CNC with standard 'off the shelf' standard parts from credible vendors.
It might be worth checking there.