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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Single or Dual Ram
Capacity - rated & maximum
Broach length, maximum
Broach pull speed
Broach return speed
Bore in faceplate
Distance between guides
Distance, faceplate to front of slide
Adjustment of slide head - above center - below center

Fixtures, work table type, coolant system, chip hopper, outboard broach support


*This is one article in a series of How to Buy Metalworking Equipment. Each article showcases and explains a particular type of metalworking machine. They were originally published in the Metalworking Machinery Mailer published by the Tade Publishing Group.