January 5th, 2017, 02:47 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Mountain West
It sure would be cool to find a matching mill. The Emco compact 8 also came in a set with a vertical mill. That would pretty much be the be all end all for me. I'd never leave the house except for work and supplies.
About the loosing a finger, I've seen some nasty things these lathes can do to a human and I'm extra cautious when it comes to any heavy machinery. Once saw an un secured 4 jaw chuck launch off a machine and climb a cinder block wall. The chuck weighed about 80 pounds and so see it vertically climb a wall just from centripetal force made me respect these even more.