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    anyone ever heard of an INDUMA milling machine? i think it's italian and not sure if repair parts readily available. help please (thanks)

  • #2
    I've used an Induma before. That one was fairly poor quality. I think they are made in India. That was a few years back. Newer ones might be better.
    Last edited by Toolguy; 09-20-2010, 11:52 AM.

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    • #3
      Years ago when I was mill hunting on E-bay on ran across a few of them, They look to be solid machines but don't know about parts... I think your right about them being Italian built.

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      • #4
        I've used one a number of years ago and as I remember it was definitely a notch above a Bridgeport in quality, very well built.

        They are indeed Italian.
        Having never tried to acquire parts I can't say how available they are, but they are available.

        http://www.induma.net/ricambi_eng.htm
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        • #5
          Limy Sami over on PM has one.I think he`s very happy with it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mark McGrath
            Limy Sami over on PM has one.I think he`s very happy with it.
            thank you, i sent sami a pm.

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            • #7
              I've run across a couple of them in various shops I've worked in, never had any bad experiences with them.

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              • #8
                Spoke to Sami a couple of weeks ago, and we talked a little about the induma he has and as mark says he seems very pleased with it. I almost bought one myself a while ago but it was thrashed beyond economical restoration for me at the time. so as with all the machines out there, its caveat emptor.

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                • #9
                  I run an Induma 1S, very nice machine all in all. Parts are available, but costly as it is an italian made machine and the company is still out there. Be prepared for metric threads on the machine, not everything, but some.

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                  • #10
                    thank you

                    i pm'd sami and he helped me decide on where i'm going with this. thanks again, everyone

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                    • #11
                      If you end up getting this please post some pics, I recently acquired a Supermill J, square ways, taper 40, 3hp that also has little info and some said was Italian and closely related to the Indumas......definately a beefy unit.
                      Opportunity knocks once, temptation leans on the doorbell.....

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                      • #12
                        Induma is out of business. But I under stand some parts can still be gotton.
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                        • #13
                          I have used Induma's in various shops. They seemed to very nice machines.

                          K Liv

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lane
                            Induma is out of business. But I under stand some parts can still be gotton.

                            That sucks -- my dream was to someday own a mill from the old country (and retro it out with a VFD)

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                            • #15
                              Bridgeport knock off

                              I have a Induma 9X42 mill vari-speed head, I have had no troubles with mine.
                              Lane says they are out of biz, but the web site is still up www.Induma.it Im not so sure they have closed there doors, years ago people were saying the same thing. I have bought a few things from them, but not in the last couple of yrs. Email them, they are slow to respond, but were still up and running, as far as I know.
                              Paul

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