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Posted: 4/1/2006 4:47:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 4:48:57 PM EDT by Cypher214]
I am really starting to miss having a machine shop at my disposal. I have projects in my head that I can't do because I lack the proper machinery.

What is a good mini mill that I can mount to my workbench for small (mostly gun related) projects?

Looking for something that won't break the bank.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:44:28 PM EDT
Look for a Benchmaster or an Atlas mill with a vertical milling head on it. The Benchmaster is the better choise for an "all around" mill. The Atlas is great for cutting the rails on 1911 frames. Both show-up on eBay every now and then.

This is the Benchmaster:


This is an Atlas like the one I got:


You also can get a Mill/Drill for a good price from Grizzly tools. Alot of gunsmiths use them and like 'em

The mini-mills look to "cheap" to me. But, then again, some people like 'em.

Try this site for more info and this site for info from users.
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