Episode 80: Buying a New CNC Machine?! Here's how to do it right!

March 22, 2023 2:03 pm

If you’re considering buying a new machine tool, you may be surprised that the process from placing an order to actually making chips fly is far more complicated than just writing a cheque!

On this episode of Practical Machinist’s Machine Shop Talk, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine is back again to document his recent purchase and installation of a new CNC lathe with live tooling.

From the initial decision to buy a new machine tool, there are several steps that must be taken before the machine even arrives. From locating a local reseller to prepping your installation area, to running air lines, to installing the proper electrical equipment – the amount of work necessary to get a new machine on the floor can feel daunting. However, if you take the proper steps in advance, there’s still a way to have delivery of your shiny new machine be a seamless experience.

What surprised you about purchasing or installing a new machine tool? Let us know!

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