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.
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.
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