I really need some direction. I have a fair amount money to invest in a mill and a lathe. I'd like to work with both metal and wood on the equiptment I purchase. I'v educated myself about the 3 in 1 machines, but am hesitant to purchase afraid I may regret the limitations that come with those type machines. I'm just beginning to look at indipendant machines, mill and lathe. I have almost 5000.00 to invest and am horrified I will make a bad choice.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what equiptment I should be looking at. I'v become very familiar with what Grizzly has in their catalog but am not sure where else to look or the quality of what Grizzly is marketing. Again, I'd really like to work with metal and wood, I would like a lathe that can handle a 40" work piece and a capable mill for a small home shop. I'd be greatful for any direction as to what I should be considering. Thanks Everyone! Rob