I'm thinking about a CNC mill and am looking at the Tormach, looks like Syil and Novakon have too many problems for me. I want something that is ready to run right out of the box. I'm looking for some feedback and opinions. Thanks, Ron
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Value for money, works fine, support is great. What more is there to say.
Read through this forum from the first thread and then come back with any outstanding questions.
The Tormach web site does jazz things up a bit but basically what you see on the site is what you get, there are no porkies.
If you are looking for a reliable turnkey CNC system with high precision for all metals and the machining parts are smaller less than 12" X 8" X 6", there is system developed by ACT (Advanced Control Tech) in Los Angeles, California area. Please check WWW.ACTmachines.com for details
Peter, if you are promoting the ACT as a Tormach alternative, you would earn some credibility by duplicating any of the demo videos from the Tormach site. A 3/4" steel plate is finished on both sides. One side is a surface cut, the second side has 0.2" removed using 1.5" diameter face mill with high positive angle inserts. would be a good place to start. Thank you.
Speaking of the Palm Springs Area and since this thread is diverging from the Tormach topic: I was out at Desert Hot Springs this evening taking in the finest waters in the world. Two aquifers from the Little San Bernardino Mountains supply the hot and cold water there. I am sure if the Romans were at DHS they would have built a shrine to Aquae Sulis as they did in Bath.
Took this sunset picture:
Also saw this fellow: "All right, Mr. De Mille. I'm ready for my close-up BEEP BEEP."
BTW air temp ~98* F
Have we diverged enough to go back to discussing the Tormach?
Last edited by Don Clement; 06-19-2009 at 12:35 PM.
I think that someone coming here on Tormach turf and promoting their machine is inviting a direct comparison of their machine to Tormach.
The ACT patent (novel method of mounting a laser pointer to the head) is a non-issue for precision machining--as has been shown many times here on CNCZone, a laser pointer has nowhere near the accuracy needed (certainly not to 0.0002"!), and serves only as a gross estimate of position. That discounted, your machine appears as just another "me too". You should start your own thread in the "Benchtop Machines" area and explain what you have to offer, in concrete terms.