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Old 01-04-2013, 08:10 AM   #62
Kannonball8
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Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The mountains of western Virginia
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Does anyone here use a Smithy 3-in-1 machine or Shopmaster Bridge Mill? I realize that these are not good machines for real precision or production work but one of them might work for someone like me who wants to learn and doesn't have the space or budget for real production quality equipment. I expect I could use a lathe and mill combo to make things like tools, bushings, spacers and verious odds and ends I always seem to need around the shop. Looks like a mid level Smithy would cost around $2700 w/ some basic tooling and the Bridge Mill is about $1000 more. Any experience with either of these?
Thanks,
Bruce
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