Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Length of stroke
Table working surface
Clearance table to spindle nose
Spindle speed range
Multiple spindle head, flanged quills, T-slotted table, foot switch, guide bars & brackets, indexing table, tool holders
*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.