- Apr 26, 2015
A mate who's company does a lot of oil and gas has a couple of LPM's and love them.
You're never going to set the world alight with 8k rpm spindle and a slowish umbrella toolchanger, but you'll fall in love with the control. It's the easiest out there.
If you are serious, I'd have a good look at that used one.
I don't mind the tool changer be a little slow. I think it will produce as I need. But just wondering on the spindle speed. I will be using a 2" face mill with carbide inserts to machine the edge on my knives. Would I be able to run it that fast? The edges of the kvives are not precise at all. If they were within .050 that would be fine. What kind of a travel speed and how much of a cut should I expect out of a machine like this?
I will definitely take a look. They have 3 or 4 used ones in stock. I really wasn't planning on buying one until april but it might be the right deal for me.