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Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by Kannonball8 View Post
Does anyone here use a Smithy 3-in-1 machine or Shopmaster Bridge Mill?
+1 on what Sailah said.

We use a Smithy at the science museum where I work, I've seen it converted for milling once in the two+ years I've been there. I would not buy one. The tail stock has very short travel, one of many things that bugs me about it. It's better than nothing, but, if I was going to spend 2700 on my own shop, I'd get each tool separately. On the plus side, Smithy parts are available when it breaks and customer service is decent.
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