|11-25-2003, 04:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Williston, ND
Opinions on Enco Mill and Lathe
I'm thinking about buying an Enco mill and lathe. Specifically models 110-2087 & 100-5201. Anyone have experience with Enco machinery that can give me an opinion on these models?
|11-28-2003, 05:45 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Duncansville, PA
I cannot comment on Enco products but I came across a web page of a local guy that uses one you could email him and ask a few questions. His web address is www.gswagner.com. hopefully he can help out.
|11-28-2003, 07:57 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Bryce, When it comes to Machines, generally you get what you pay for. Enco is China made and usually have sloppy bearings and the ways are not that true.
You can make them run and you can change out parts to make them decent machines. The problem is that you will have more invested in the machine & retro than you would in a decent machine. The minimum brand is JET, and up from there are Acer, Acra, SuperMax.
The advice that I posted somewhere else in this forum is;
Take some classes and they will teach/show you the basics. After you have some experience with different Mills and Lathes, you will know how to judge the quality of a machine.
Best advice, DON'T buy sight unseen......
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