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I too am a novice....

April 10 2012 at 2:07 AM
Russ H  (Login Shooter1961)

Response to Not a Smithy but I recently picked this up

The 3 in 1's are a compromise and a journeyman machinist's probably thinks they are crap. I thought the Smithy looks like a step up from and is more versatile than the hobby stuff and a good value for the money. Being a newbie I'm aware that there's volumes I don't know. What looks good to me may have many shortcomings that I won't discover until after my money has been spent. I really don't know what to look for in these machines, ie what are the must haves and what things aren't necessary. Like you I'm not looking to make a living with it, but I'm looking for a machine I can grow into rather than out of. I'm leery of buying things used, however for $250 I would have bought that one of yours too.

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