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    China buys more machine tools than every other...

    China buys more machine tools than every other country combined... and you wonder where all the SMTCL equipment is going? I don't doubt that if they want to break into a market and are serious about...
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    GMC machine tool sale

    I just wanted to let everyone know we are doing an end of the year discount on in stock machines. If you're looking to still push an order into 2012 we are offering free shipping and 10% discount....
  3. Congrats. I would have a hard time choosing...

    Congrats. I would have a hard time choosing between Doosan and Okuma myself. On the programming side I prefer Okuma, their control is fun to play with. But for straight making money and bang for...
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    Do you know someone on this site?

    I saw this website today Al-Qeada Dating | Match Making for Non-Infidels , I thought it was kind of humorous a guy in a local shop sent me it. I know a couple guys that believe in this stuff, I...
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    Hey neighbor. I think if you can swing them for...

    Hey neighbor. I think if you can swing them for $2500 or less, they are pretty odd ball machines. They aren't down in Platteville area are they? If you are planning on buying gibbs cam or...
  6. The first shop I worked in had lights like that,...

    The first shop I worked in had lights like that, I know your frustration. I remember after some days going home and I would still hear the buzzy whine of the lights. Edgar Allan Poe would probably...
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    Back to the original post. Times are good!!! I...

    Back to the original post. Times are good!!! I think they will be good for a long time so get it while it's hot. I've heard it has to do with our weak dollar and work coming back to us. Honestly...
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    I've been in a couple shops that were iso...

    I've been in a couple shops that were iso certified but definetely weren't doing things the way it needed to be done from what I understand about the certification. So perhaps some just get...
  9. Please be extremely careful with Craigslist. ...

    Please be extremely careful with Craigslist. Although it is a great tool I have run into multiple scams with machine tools in the past couple of weeks. Unless you know the company I highly suggest...
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    Very wide open field, but I would go to Okuma...

    Very wide open field, but I would go to Okuma Captain L370MW. Easy to program, I've seen the machine crash hard enough so it jumps off the ground and not have any problems after. I would guess it...
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    Very nice machine!!! I'd love to try out that...

    Very nice machine!!! I'd love to try out that control for a couple days. I'm a big Okuma fan and have heard from the control guru's at Okuma that the Heidenhein control is one that can compete or...
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    Very nice machine!!! I'd love to try out that...

    Very nice machine!!! I'd love to try out that control for a couple days. I'm a big Okuma fan and have heard from the control guru's at Okuma that the Heidenhein control is one that can compete or...
  13. As a machine tool dealer it's sad when things...

    As a machine tool dealer it's sad when things like this happen. Most offer a 30 day return, which seems like it should be standard. Obviously on brokered machines that is not possible but I always...
  14. WTS 1999 Mighty Viper V-1000 w/Mits control for 10k

    My partner and I just picked up a package of machines this one will put us into a 3rd flat bed and we just don't want to deal with the added costs on a machine we don't sell a lot of. I believe the...
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    Birmingham Machine Tools...

    Birmingham Machine Tools

    GMC Machine Tools

    Both have lathes that are very popular in that size range.
  16. I'd definetely try upping the RPM. The new...

    I'd definetely try upping the RPM. The new tooling is pretty amazing and most often people run them too slow. It's going to beat the bridgeport pretty badly though.
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    gmcequipment (http://www.gmcequipment.com) We...

    gmcequipment We offer free shipping right now on in stock machines. You can check out the site and see if anything catches your eye, mention this post and you can get 7% discount.
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    My wife owns a cleaning company, normal cost is...

    My wife owns a cleaning company, normal cost is 20-25$ per room assuming normal room is about 150sqft. Equipment does make a difference in cost. Truck mounted set up is more expensive.
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    I thank you for the input... The old website...

    I thank you for the input... The old website actually had our location, generally speaking nobody has ever seemed to care because most the machines are not at our location. New machines get shipped...
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    We just totally re-did our website to be SEO, and...

    We just totally re-did our website to be SEO, and more user friendly. If anyone needs a good deal on a website let me know. Ours is www.innovativemachinery.com
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    I think Kennametal makes that tool in the US... ...

    I think Kennametal makes that tool in the US... Rockford plant I believe.
  22. I had almost the exact same thing happen once. I...

    I had almost the exact same thing happen once. I thought about the small claims court kind of route, but in the end I figure any time spent researching and fighting it would just end up losing more...
  23. The problem with a lot of the controls seems to...

    The problem with a lot of the controls seems to come out in this thread. You hear my control does this canned cycle, or my control has conversational, my control doesn't give me problems... If you...
  24. OSP hands down. Open architecture is a must!

    OSP hands down. Open architecture is a must!
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    I'd have to agree that some of the responses I've...

    I'd have to agree that some of the responses I've seen on this forum kind of jump on guys more than try to help them. "some" . But this is a forum not a customer service center, there's a lot of...
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