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    We have an M140, the predecessor to the M200.

    It was originally purchased for a part family that absolutely required turning and has been repurposed for a new part family that absolutely requires turning. Specifically, we're talking about various OD and ID profiles that would require form tools or 3D profiling in a mill (not practical either way).

    Straight bearing bores can easily be done in a mill. In your case I'd go with an S500 or whatever fits in your space, plus a rotary. Having a T-slot table means you can have both rotary and table mounted workholding.

    If you need a lathe at some point, get a lathe. Maybe a Haas TL-1. Our M140 does an excellent job with turning, but it is not really a substitute for a lathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by openyk View Post
    With a small space like this I have to consider the direction at which the forklift can carry the machine as that constrains install positions (even the forklift width can matter).
    Our M140 can be moved with a 5500-lb pallet jack.

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