Is this combo lathe/mill any good? : Machinists
Combo machines are not as good as purpose built separate machines. And I would not buy one myself. The change overs are slow awkward. The milling part is less than satisfactory. Though the lathe part is OK. Unless you absolutely no room for a dedicated lathe and mill, I would look at separate machines.Lathe/mill/drill combo - Practical Machinist,24-02-2008· The general consensus on the mill/drill/lathe combo machines is that they're pretty non-rigid, which is a problem with lathe work and disastrous with mill work. Even the biggest units don't have a very large work envelope. Add to this that they are generally of Chinese origin, and you can infer pretty accurately about quality.Victor Machines | Lathes, Mills, Drills, Grinders,,Victor provides quality manual lathes, vertical knee mills, radial drills, grinders, bandsaws, CNC lathes and vertical machining centers for metalworking industries.