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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Number of spindles
Clear swing
No. of work stations Type chucks Spindle speed range
Feed range
Slide arrangement

Power chuck or plain hand wrench, single index, standard column, extended column, double index, plain compound head, universal tool head, double purpose tool head, drill heads, tooling, coolant

*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.