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Mark Slatter19/05/2019 10:02:29
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Hi all,

I'm considering adding a milling machine to the workshop, and while I moved my 12x36 lathe myself I'm not sure I want the hassle this time round. Can anyone recommend a company/individual? I'm based in Warwickshire.

I'd also appreciate hearing what the costs were for anyone out there that went this route... to give me a general idea?

Many thanks!

John Hinkley19/05/2019 10:12:19
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Everybody will chime in and suggest Steve Cox on 07836 736496 or email so I might as well, too. I used his services to move my VMC mill, 9x20 lathe, bandsaw and perfecto shaper on its stand from Leighton Buzzard to near Doncaster last year. Highly recommended and, if I remember correctly, he charged me £400, which I thought was very reasonable. Well pleased with all aspects of the move.


Edit: forgot the bandsaw!

Edited By John Hinkley on 19/05/2019 10:13:18

Mark Slatter19/05/2019 10:48:34
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Hi John,

Many thanks for the reply. I have actually already been in touch with Steve, however he said he was unable to help. Due to work commitments he is focusing machinery removals in a 100mile radius around Huddersfield.

The £400 you were quoted sounds very reasonable for the number of machines and distance moved though.

Bikepete19/05/2019 12:02:54
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A very similar query came up recently and some of the answers there might be useful - see


Mark Slatter19/05/2019 14:57:52
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Thanks for the link to the other thread Bikepete, I've sent 1tonne an email hopefully they can assist.

Andrew Evans21/05/2019 11:36:58
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Mark, did you get a reasonable quote in the end? Andy

Mark Slatter21/05/2019 12:08:03
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Hi Andy, I didn't hear back from 1tonne services, and the mill I was hoping to grab has been sold so I left it at that.

On that note though if anyone knows of AEW Viceroy milling machine or Elliott Omnimill for sale (or Aciera/Deckel for that matter) I'd be interested to hear about it.

peak421/05/2019 12:16:49
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Mark, annoying to miss an opportunity die to lack of transport.

For future reference, it might be worth contacting this chap via ebay. Search for "Lathe Transport"; he's based in your county.

I should say, I've never used him, as Steve Cox moved my last lathe for me.


Edited By peak4 on 21/05/2019 12:17:53

Mark Slatter21/05/2019 13:52:47
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Hello Bill, many thanks for the link! Not only is he in my county but in my town too so that could be very convenient.

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