I am probably going to order a Sharp 2412 Mini Mill soon, and will need to get rid of my Tormach. I would prefer to keep it, as it has been a great machine and could still make good use of it, but cannot have two machines for now. I am looking for interest before I post in the classifieds. The setup includes:
Tormach PNC1100 mill (with a little over 16" x 10" xy travel)
Extra heavy fabricated wooded stand (similar to the design Tormach lists). This is a very nice stand that has worked out well.
Dell computer already configured
Tormach auxillary bracket.
Custom machined 1 1/2" steel bracket to hold a Makita router (cost me $350)
Large assortment of Tormach quick change tooling
I also have a copy of TurbocadCam and a nice Wilton 6" vise that opens up to over 7 1/2" (similar to Kurt) that could be included for the right price.
Machine has not been used hard and has mostly cut some aluminum, brass and plastics. I would replace the bellows for the buyer as they have a tendencey to get soft when exposed to coolant.
Let me know if anyone is interested, I could be ready to ship in as little as a couple of weeks.
Machine is located in Virginia Beach, VA 23453. I have not actually sat down an itemized my investment, but it is probably over 10K as of now. Not knowing what the interest in it would be in the general market, I wanted to try to get some offers first. It would probably be another week or so before I start to list it, but would love to find someone willing to take it very soon. With the end of the year approaching I would like to have the new machine in for tax purposes. I would be able to crate and can assist in loading as well. If I do not get some offers from this post, I will sit down next week and try to come up with a $ amount.
wow, i am so close to buying one but I am in Wisconsin which makes them rather close. I was kinda leaning into early next year to be sure all taxes are paid etc. when you come up with a idea what you want let me know. I will be getting rid of my Shoptask/Shopmaster cnc'd unit for this in case you know someone who wants that. email@example.com
I would be curious to know you thought processes versus buying something like the Hass TM-1P. Right now these two machines (the 2412 and the TM-1P) are on the top of my list for my next mill. Do you know how the Sharp service stacks up ? And do you know how many of these Sharp is selling ?