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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Actual length of stroke
Strokes per minute
Number of cutting speeds
Feed to head
Number & range of cross feeds
Table top size
Horizontal table travel
Type & size vise
Vertical travel of table
PRT Table

Power downfeed to toolhead, coolant system, auto. tool lifter, tilting work table, oversize table top, index centers, jib crane, table front feed


*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.