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    Quote Originally Posted by bob308 View Post
    if it does not have a knee then it is not a mill but just a heavy drill press.

    Not familiar with bed mills like the Vercipower?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Edwards View Post
    Not familiar with bed mills like the Vercipower?


    That is definitely too big for my shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Edwards View Post
    Not familiar with bed mills like the Vercipower?


    There goes over half of my shop! And the biggest thing I ever plann to mill, I could hold in one hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Edwards View Post
    Not familiar with bed mills like the Vercipower?


    Just a larger version of a RF-45 mill.
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    Tad more rigid too

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    How come nobody has mentioned horizontal mills? They were made in bench top sizes, but you'll still need a hoist to move them. Frankly, the only machines I look at are industrial surplus... Night and day difference there, even when they're worn out.
    Last edited by nickel-city-fab; 08-25-2019 at 09:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
    Frankly, the only machines I look at are industrial surplus... Night and day difference there, even when they're worn out.

    Yep, worn out boat anchors , or scrap to china .

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie View Post
    Yep, worn out boat anchors , or scrap to china .
    Sure beats the hobbyist machines tho, even when they're clapped out... If it's light enough for me to move by myself, it's only going to annoy me. Rigidity counts. For a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
    Sure beats the hobbyist machines tho, even when they're clapped out... If it's light enough for me to move by myself, it's only going to annoy me. Rigidity counts. For a lot.
    I agree that rigidity counts for a lot. But not if the machine weebles and wobbles around because it is worn to where it requires major rebuilding. Clapped out is clapped out regardless of size or other features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QSIMDO View Post
    Stefan Gotteswinter makes bench top machines sing and dance so I wouldn't pick the machine first as lacking in performance.
    Choose your project scale, develop your skills and make continual improvements in yourself and equipment as necessary and you'll
    be far ahead of just cheesin' off because you own a big, commercial machine.
    Yabbut,
    Stefan Gotteswinter also has a second job as God.

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