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  • dalee100
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    Originally posted by 754 View Post
    Now find 2 K for some tooling. Vise, clamping kit, collet set, drill chuck, boring head....for starters.
    Hi,

    First, congratulations on your long awaited purchase!

    But yep, be prepared to spend at least twice the purchase price for tools and tooling to make chips. While a dollar's worth of HSS can make a lathe useful for a long time, mills tend to be on going money pits for tooling.

    But a decent mill is sooooooo useful it's crazy.

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  • 754
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    Now find 2 K for some tooling. Vise, clamping kit, collet set, drill chuck, boring head....for starters.

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  • tom_d
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    "New Owner of a Bridgeport Mill - Now What?"

    Well........Use it to make stuff, silly!

    Congratulations on finding your new machine.

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  • CCWKen
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    Wow! HSM photo hosting sucks!

    How do you get a real picture instead of a thumbnail image?

    How do you get anything?
    Last edited by CCWKen; 07-21-2017, 03:31 PM.

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  • CCWKen
    started a topic New Owner of a Bridgeport Mill - Now What?

    New Owner of a Bridgeport Mill - Now What?

    Looks like I outbid a smarter person but I finally found a mill I could afford and it's close by. These machines are a rarity in this part of the country unless you buy new. After a L O N G time looking and being outbid, I finally got one. The picture below shows lots of rust but I think this is the camera and photo lighting. There was NO rust showing when I looked at it in person. The table is in good shape as well as the ways. Some wear but a very usable machine after some TLC. It has a 3-phase 1.5hp Baldor motor conversion which I intend to keep. I'll probably be picking it up Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Last edited by CCWKen; 07-21-2017, 03:29 PM.
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