Our team recently received a gift to help outfit our shop with a mill. We have been hoping to get a CNC mill/manual mill/mill and lathe combo because we have nothing of the sort right now, other than a Carvey (which is great for prototyping small plastic parts but I wouldn’t use for anything aluminum). After going back and forth with options based on budget we were planning on going with the Smithy 1340 Mill Lathe combo.
Does anyone have any experience with this particular machine or other Smithy products? It seems like the most bang for the buck at the price point we are working with and we found a few videos of people who converted it to a full CNC, so that is an option down the line.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!