Bearing Good News
Historically, one of the few weaknesses in SIEG-built machines has been the spindle bearings. The problem has been variable quality; most bearings they install are adequate, but some are pretty bad and need replacement. As anyone who has replaced the bearings can attest, that's a pain in the rear.
We have hammered the factory on this issue repeatedly, and now it's paying off. Model 3540 HiTorque Bench Lathes and 5200 HiTorque Deluxe 7x16 Mini Lathes now have genuine NSK bearings. NSK is one of the Japanese brands that we have long recommended and sold as replacements for bad or worn bearings.
HiTorque Machines In Stock
We have these HiTorque machines in stock and ready for shipment.
With its 500W brushless DC drive system, the 5100 HiTorque 7x16 Mini Lathe has the most low speed torque of any mini lathe. And features like the 4" 3-jaw chuck, cam-lock tailstock, full half-nuts, and apron gear shield make this lathe unique.
The 5200 HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe incorporates all the goodness of our 5100 mini lathe, plus it includes an all-steel wedge-style quick change tool post set with five tool holders. In addition, the 5200 features digital readouts on the cross slide and compound rest, and it has metal handwheels instead of plastic.
The HiTorque Micro Mill features a powerful 250W brushless spindle drive motor, which offers tremendous low-end torque, speeds from 100-5000 RPM, and no gears or belts to shift. (No gears also makes it the quietest in its class.) And at 15.7"x5.7", the mill table is huge! It's available with a 2 Morse Taper spindle (model 4700) or an ER-16 spindle (model 4660).
The Model 3990 HiTorque Mini Mill features an R8 spindle for wide tooling compatibility and a solid column for increased rigidity and reduced chatter. This mini mill has a larger X-Y table and more power (500W brushless DC drive) than its competitors.
The HiTorque Bench Mill is a step up in size, rigidity, and power compared to a mini mill. It provides a larger table (23.4" x 5.5"), more travel, and more horsepower (750W). The HiTorque Bench Mill incorporates a true quill and drill press-style handles for easy drilling. A button on the end of each handle reverses the spindle to make tapping easy. The control panel includes a digital spindle speed display.
Each of these machines is the best in its class, with unique features not available elsewhere. There is finally a Mini Lathe and Mini Mill worthy of the LittleMachineShop.com brand.
Tormach Personal CNC Milling Machines
Tormach’s PCNC mills represent a new approach to small and bench top CNC milling machines. Designed for real work, the machines have the strength, power, and accuracy needed to cut serious materials. We carry a full line of Tormach products, including the latest milling machine, the PCNC 440, as well as the larger PCNC 770 and PCNC 1100 Series 3 milling machines. We have a PCNC 440 and a PCNC 1100 in our showroom for demonstrations. Give us a call and make an appointment to see them in action.