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Can anyone please give me their opinions on what brands of CNCs seem be really nice quality, reliable, rigid, etc.
I will be looking for a used 3 axis vertical CNC, not a conversational or some converted knee-mill. I'm realistically looking for a slightly older machine, late 80's early 90's. I am familiar with Matsuuras, Kitamuras, and Bridgeports of that area. Anyone know whats decent, whats crappy, etc. Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
You most likely won't find a great machine for 10K -15 K.
I would spend 15K - 20K and get a Mori Seiki Junior with a Fanuc control.
Matsuurras look good too but they mostly have Yasnac controls.
If you are looking for an older machine, go with a Fanuc control on a good Japanese machine.
A good local dealer helps too, if you need parts or service. ( you will eventually )