mini mill?

zouz10

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Hey griffith,
I own that proxxon MF70. It is an amazing machine!! If I were to do it again though I would go to harborfreight.com and get the one they have. They will both run you about $300 but the harbor freight one is a little bit bigger. When I first got mine I thought I would not neet a bigger one. Now I regret it. Also, if you need good bits order online at www.mcmaster.com they are awsome.
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Thanks for the advice I will probably wait till next fall to purchase one as during the summer I do not have much time to play with my berg let alone trying to machine parts, but I have always had an interest in messing with a mill so I am definitely going to get one next fall. Maybe a birthday present from my wife as she likes to buy me toys for my birthday.
 
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The smaller machines do fine with materials like aluminum and plastic. High grade steels will push them to thier limits. For hobby purposes they are perfect. :) Depending on budget and space, you can pick up a full size, good condition, used Bridgeport mill for $1,000 and up. Then you can even bore cylinders, do medium to large jobs, work with steel and titanium alloys and make almost anything you need. ;)
 
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