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petro1head11/02/2017 20:44:02
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ordered a wm18 complete with 3 axis DRO and power for the x axis now that I sold my emco copy

Mick Henshall11/02/2017 21:58:23
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Congrats on a double Nelson


Nick Taylor 211/02/2017 23:59:38
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Very nice, please let me know how you get on with it - I'm very tempted by the W18. I'll probably go to the open day next month and see if I can have a play with one.

Thor 🇳🇴12/02/2017 06:41:06
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Congratulations, like Nick I am looking forward to hear more about your new milling machine.


petro1head12/02/2017 08:35:42
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I am going to try to do a video from delivery to installing it into the workshop. Then a one showing it working plus, of course, lots of photos. In the meantime I am buying some new tools and getting setup for R8.

I bought a new lamp the other week from Warco, should have waited and got then to chuck it in with a the mill. **LINK**. However it flipping huge so may be too big.

At a later date I may also see about fitting a motor to the z axis

mechman4812/02/2017 09:59:49
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Oooh you lucky man! the green eyed monster is gnawing at me now... looking forward to your video/ pics...


petro1head18/02/2017 08:39:25
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Got an email from Warco yesterday confirming they are starting the work on my mill Monday and hopefully should get delivery next week

Edward Crouch19/02/2017 21:26:04
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I've had a WM-18 for about 6 years. Good mill. To be honest I haven't really done the usual model engineering things with it, more automotive repairs I guess, but it has been perfectly capable.

Sure, there are one or two areas where it could be better, but where it needs to be accurate, it is.

I was erring between that and the 16, but the extra heft, bulk, rigidity of the 18 is so worth it.

I don't think you'll regret it!

petro1head25/02/2017 09:33:06
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After discussing the lack of stands due to being out of stock I have taken a stand with a few dints at a competitive price. It was this or wait another 2-4 weeks.

So, the mill is being dispatched next Monday for delivery Tuesday

petro1head28/02/2017 14:16:18
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Its arrives so I have started a new thread **LINK**

Please dont reply in this thread now, thanks

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