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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Thanks, as others mentioned i'll be keeping my main job but putting a lot of time into this before going head first. The mini mill is something id like to get and its relatively inexpensive compared to the vf1 but i'm also looking into the tm-1p as well.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Thanks for the advice, definitely looking forward to opening a shop one day and for now i will consider it a hobby/side job. I still have income but like you said keep my daily job until im proficient on whatever machine i get.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    I appreciate the advice. I'm still doing research and getting ideas on what could be coming if i go that route.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    My family is in the contruction business and uncle is a mechanic as well as my other brother. So they have quite a few tools just laying around(literally) not being used at all and at my disposal. I have bench grinders, angle grinder, 60 gallon air compressor sitting in the garage, also snap-on...
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Here are some images of a part id like to machine.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    appreciate the advice, Ill be taking classes at my local college. My brother might be able to get me an apprenticeship position with a machine shop he gets work done from. I'm hands on learner so that would be beneficial for me.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Thanks for the advice. As you mentioned, I definitely don't want to be a machine mechanic. I prefer new because i don't have to focus too much on refurbishing anything but as others mentioned there's the cost factor. If you were to get a tm-0p or a mini mill(perferably mini mill 2 or super...
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Any specific tooling I should look into to cut aluminum 6061(initially)?
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Thanks, for the advice. I did a quick overlook of fadal and may be a good option for me.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Hey everyone, I’m currently looking into buying a cnc to produce some brackets for a product I am going to be selling soon. I currently have zero experience using a cnc mill and the only thing close enough to that type of machine I could compare it to is 3D printer(which I would say I’m fairly...
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    Need experienced opinions on buying a used machine Excel pmc-5t18

    So, I'm new to using CNC machines and learning as I go. I have experience using industrial 3d printers but I need to buy a CNC for my shop. From all the experienced machinist here, what do you think are the most important things to look for when buying a used machine? Also, is an Excel PMC-5T18...
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