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Ricky Sinclair11/02/2019 20:56:58
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Hi All

Been snooping about on here for a while and thought it was time I signed up. I haven't really had time to get in to model engineering yet but intend to when I get some free time. I have a Boxford A and make bits bobs for classics cars and tools as and when i need them as you do. I'm looking for a used milling machine at the moment preferably under £1k but not sure if old slightly bigger machines are a good buy now days or if newer imported mills are the way to go. I haven't got the room for anything as big as a Bridgeport but want something that's rigid enough to do bigger bits when i need to.

john carruthers12/02/2019 08:34:59
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Hi Ricky, I just moved from Kent, have you seen the mill in classifieds at Gillingham?

Chris Evans 612/02/2019 09:12:08
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Welcome along Ricky, from a Bridgeport user. Ideal machine for your interests if you have space/budget.

Ricky Sinclair12/02/2019 16:46:11
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I'd love a Bridgeport and nearly bought at the weekend but they are a bit big to fit in my single garage which also needs to house my Scimitar and Lathe and other important bits collected over the years. At the moment I can't see contact details in the classified but I will have a look once I'm allowed. Is it best to get a more modern R8 machine or are MT3 spindle machines still worth a look?

Thanks for the replies.

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