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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Table working surface
Swivel of head
Longitudinal feed of table
Vertical feed of head
Vertical feed of table
Spindle taper hole
Table or knee feed range
Spindle speed range
Distance spindle to outboard support
Maximum distance spindle to center of table
Distance spindle to face of column


Dividing head, vertical head, index base, spiral milling attach., rack cutting attach., slotting attach., measuring equip., vise, rotary table, tooling

*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.