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  1. Whatever floats your boat. I'd skip the...

    Whatever floats your boat.

    I'd skip the milling head myself, though. They're not all that great. I have one - the complete FB-2 package. Mainly use it for plastics and aluminium. It doesn't really...
  2. More like an Emco Compact 8 and a Myford IMO....

    More like an Emco Compact 8 and a Myford IMO. About the same swing and rigidity.

    For those who don't know, the Compact 8 was the basis for all those shitty Asian 8x18 lathe shaped objects. And the...
  3. Comparing a Myford to a Maximat 11 - well, no. ...

    Comparing a Myford to a Maximat 11 - well, no.

    The only bit is, they're both lathes and nicely built.

    Functionally, hell no, a Myford is a small feeble machine. In a choice between a Maximat...
  4. I believe it. Mine is also a much more accurate...

    I believe it. Mine is also a much more accurate machine than I expected. I still prefer the Chipmaster for its rigidity and (IMO) better ergonomics but the Maximat 11 is a gem of a machine. I machine...
  5. 2 people can lift a Maximat 11 sans cabinet,...

    2 people can lift a Maximat 11 sans cabinet, because the previous owner & I did exactly that to put it into the back of my truck. We didn't even take off the TS or anything. Cabinet was separate.
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