Wish I knew how to operate mills and lathes. Talked to the loca Vo Tech high school about adult ed classes, but the only thing they seem to offer is "introduction to flower arranging" and "Get in touch with the inner you" type stuff. I am a hands on learner, don't get a lot of of reading the books.
Vo Tech is tough to find now and the major tech schools cost a fortune. I am learning on my own and hoping the school near by me finds a new instructor soon so I can go there. O think there is a horizontal surfacing attachment for these also.
nab it if is running smoothly and quietly. learn on wax. no climbing cuts (to begin with anyway). grab a MSC catalog, the big blue book, there is lots of useful info as well as the tooling you will need to get going. good luck and cheers, bcr
Its just the Benchmaster, I should be going to look at it today. My research so far shows that it is worth between $50 and $400 depending on condition and accessories. Makes me think from his description he is priced right on the spot for this one.
Just saw a southbend 10k in pristine shape for $450 with tooling but had to just let it pass as I did not want to have to bother with selling my 10x22 or moving the 10K. The thing was a total steal. If you get a full sized mill it will be costly to have moved unless you have the equipment to do it yourself.