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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Swing over ways
Swing over cross-slide
Length between centers
Bed length
Hole thru spindle
Type of spindle nose
Spindle speeds
Threading range
Feed range

Steadyrest, followrest, face plate, taper attachment, micrometer carriage stop, ship & coolant pan, coolant pump, power break, tool rest, tool holder, PRT for carriage, chucks collets, tool slides

*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.