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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2007 07:43 pm
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wondering if those combo mill Lathe Machines are worth purchasing and if they will accept dividing heads Thanks  Hope someone can Help ! :?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2007 11:22 pm
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It depends on the work you plan on doing with it, most are capable of doing accurate work, but it will take more time than with a dedicated lathe or mill.
I usually suggest buying a good solid lathe first, (12 x 24 or 12 x 36)with a little ingenuity, you can do small milling jobs on it, but still turn accurate work easily.
The last time I visited Greenfield village, the machine shop there,
(Armington & Sims machine shop) http://www.hfmgv.org/village/libertycraftworks/armington/default.asp#qtvr
I don't recall seeing any horizontal mills like we know today, there were lathes, drill presses, and shapers, but on horizontal mills.
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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2007 11:35 pm
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Thanks for that, Needed some guidance in this great Hobby !

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