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Opinions on Atlas mill

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Rickoo, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Rickoo

    Rickoo

    59
    Feb 23, 2017
  2. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    A horizontal mill like that is of limited use for knifemaking. There are uses but as a person's only milling machine they're not really what you want.
     
  3. Rickoo

    Rickoo

    59
    Feb 23, 2017
    Thanks. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    $1300 would get you a usable vertical knee mill around these parts, possibly with some tooling. Not sure about Boston area, but I'd keep looking.
     
  5. Rickoo

    Rickoo

    59
    Feb 23, 2017
    Don't really want to dedicate the space for a full size mill. I have a feeling a mini mill will only bring disappointment. Have any suggestions on a good mini mill?
     
  6. Augus7us

    Augus7us

    687
    Oct 9, 2014
    I would not pay that for that mill. I wouldn't pay half that to be honest and I have the matching Atlas bench lathe.

    Little machine shop if you're going to buy a mini mill. But as others pointed out you can buy a used knee mill for the price. Less around here.

    -Clint
     
  7. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    You might look at some square column benchtop mills. Something like the Grizzly G0704 or 759 might fit your needs. In a couple years, I can almost guarantee you'll be wanting to swap them out for something bigger though. ;)
     

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