Tariffs: They’re Coming
If you’ve been watching the news, you know that the Trump administration has announced the imposition of a 25 percent tariff surcharge (on top of existing tariffs) for a variety of items imported from China.
Unfortunately, the tariff applies to most of the imported items we sell, including all of our mills and lathes. Uncertainty abounds, but it looks like the additional tariff will take effect in early July, and we’ll have to raise our prices accordingly. We plan to absorb as much of the increase as we can, but expect prices for many of our items to go up by about 20 percent sometime in July.
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 3540 HiTorque 8.5x20 Bench Lathe features a power cross feed--a unique feature in lathes of this size. The 1000W brushless spindle drive motor provides tremendous low-end torque and continuously variable speed from 100-2000 RPM in both directions.
The 3595 HiTorque 8.5x20 Deluxe Bench Lathe has all the features of the 3540 bench lathe, plus it includes digital readouts on the cross slide and compound rest; an AXA quick change tool post set with five tool holders; anodized aluminum hand wheels, knobs, and levers with black anodizing in the hand wheels; and a heavy duty splash guard. In addition, the compound rest is modified to better accommodate a quick change tool post.
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 4190 HiTorque Deluxe Mini Mill expands on the 3990 with a 3-axis digital readout (DRO) with Bluetooth and 7" tablet display, an electrically interlocked spindle lock for easy and safe tool changes, and machined aluminum handwheels and painted drill handles.
The 5500 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.
Our top-of-the-line 5550 HiTorque Deluxe Bench Mill with Long Table has all of the features of the 5500, but it has a significantly larger table (27.5" x 6.25"). In addition, it comes with a factory-installed 3-axis digital readout (DRO) with Bluetooth and 7" tablet display, an electrically interlocked spindle lock for easy and safe tool changes, and machined aluminum handwheels.
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.