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Thread: Combined Lathe & Mill
23/11/2017 09:44:43

Thanks for the recent responses to my post.
The consensus appears to go with a milling machine attached to the lathe bed as opposed to no milling machine at all. This arrangement has limitations but it does offer a degree of functionality if space is limited.
I think my next step should be to contact Warco and attempt to get them to quantify the physical size of largest item that could be practically worked on the mill. In conjunction with this I will make a realistic assessment of my needs and determine if to a greater extent they fall within the capability of the machine that I am considering.
Quite a bit to consider but the input from this forum are proving to be invaluable so thanks again to all contributors.

21/11/2017 10:48:53

Thanks Dave,

Your comments are really helpful, so the Warco bolt on mill is something that should be considered albeit I will have to accept the compromises. It would be really handy if somebody who has actually purchased this arrangement could make comment.

Thanks to everybody who has made comment anyway, new to this forum but really impressed with the help and enthusiasm.



21/11/2017 07:24:09

Thanks Mick,

If using the Lathe as a mill is a practical proposition even if it has limitations then that is the way I will go. The money I will save on the mill extension can be used to adequately tool up for vertical milling on the Lathe.

Looks like I have a plan.



20/11/2017 19:10:51


I am considering purchasing a Warco WM250 lathe primarly for use with car and motorbike restoration. The decision on Lathe model is driven by available space so I will be accepting that it will not be tooling up for every type of job and will outsource anything that is outside the capability of the Lathe.

First question I guess does anybody have any experience of using this particular lathe model?

The next question relates to the milling attachment that can be purchased to fit this machine. I have read many negative comments about Lathe/mill combinations but what Warco are offering is a fully functional milling machine albeit bolted onto the bed of the Lathe. There are obvious limitations in terms of space but is there still a rigidity issue with this arrangement? On a practical level I am never going to have the space for a mill so it’s the dual arrangement or using the Lathe itself to undertake milling although I am not convinced about the functionality of this!

Thanks in advance for any comments and observations that you would like to share with me

Only just joined this site so apologies in advance if I have not followed the correct protocols


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