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Buying G0761 mill, holding out for a deal?

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6literZ

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Should I buy now, or wait to see if there's a Christmas discount?

I've heard of discounts and coupons in the past, is it worth waiting?

Where would I find them?
 

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If you are up for the road trip, they have tent sales a couple times a year, you might be able to get something than...
 

rgray

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All those catalogs and pretty pictures don't mean they have them in stock.
When i decided to buy a new lathe I was surprised by that.
Managed to get one 3 months after ordering it and paying for it.
 

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:encourage::encourage::encourage:

Let the fun begin.
 

6literZ

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Worked on building the stand. I went to the local metal supply store and got 24’ of 2x2 3/16 wall sq tube. I also asked to check out their cut drop dumpster.

Other than holding the mill I wanted to put a small tool box in the base as well. 2x2 angle iron runs down the Y axis for the hardware to attach. I plan on still making levelers and a roller dolly for moving into location.

I’ve also ran the mill through the spindle break in procedure and will be changing oil and cleaning after it’s on the stand.

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6literZ

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Did a little more welding the stand. Carriage bolt levelers in the legs and hockey puck isolators for when it’s in the final spot. I’m also thinking of a way to do some retractable casters. 2607D303-9AE3-46B3-97F5-55C818325EF6.jpeg
 
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