Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Table working surface
Table travel, long. & transv.
Table top to spindle end, min. & max.
Spindle quill travel in head
Spindle speed & feed ranges
Boring heads, boring tools, boring bars, end mill reamers, stub gages collets, spindle proving bar, work locating indicator, cross-line finder, parallel bars, drill chucks, spotting tools, center punch, precision angle iron, clamps, T-bolts & step blocks, end measures, micrometers, scales, rotary table
*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.