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mini lathe/mill combo. Go or no go?

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Suzuki4evr

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Just wondering what your guys opinion is on these mini lathe/mill combo machines is. The tipe that has the mill attached on the headstock side in particular. Do you guys think it is worth it to look into. I have a 1.5m between centre lathe and sizeable mill. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on these tipe machines or if you would rather look into a separate mini lathe for smaller jobs.

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tweinke

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Having the experience of starting out with a 3in1 machine, separate machines best. When I get a stand alone lathe the 3in1 will stay though. Might be handy for second operations.
 

eastokie

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they are slow to use, and every time u move the mill head around u have to re indicate it.only good f people with really small workplace.most people can make room f individual machines which are way faster too use.
 

The_Apprentice

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An interesting gimmick to have, but the majority of people much more skilled than I have told me having the two machines separate from each other is better than having them combined. You will be limited.
 
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