Former Vice President - Administrator Emeritus
- Jan 22, 2011
A tilt and/or a swivel base will take up quite a bit of your Z travel. In all my years of machining, I've gotten by without either, although there have been a few parts that probably would have been simpler to do with a setup like that. We talked about compound angles in the tangential tool holder, and a swivel and tilt vise would make those much easier. They just take up too much room on a small machine for my taste.