Want to get it before Christmas?
The holiday season is upon us and before you know it it'll be too late to get your package before Christmas!
USPS Postal Mail Shipments
According to USPS, these are the latest dates to ship with a good expectation (but no guarantee) of delivery in time for the holiday:
Within contiguous US:
First-Class Mail, December 20
Priority Mail, December 21
Priority Mail Express, December 23
Alaska and Hawaii:
First-Class Mail, December 18
Priority Mail, December 19
Priority Mail Express, December 21
AE ZIP Code 093xx: December 9
All other ZIP Codes: December 11
Canada/Mexico/Caribbean/Europe/Middle East/Asia/Pacific Rim/Australia/New Zealand: First Class and Priority Mail, December 7; Priority Mail Express, December 14
Africa/Central America/South America: First Class and Priority Mail, November 30; Priority Mail Express, December 7
This UPS Transit Time Map shows how long UPS Ground shipments take to reach you. Note that during the holiday season, many locations outside the Pacific Southwest take a day longer in transit than the usual time.
UPS also offers 3 Day Select (last day to ship: Thursday, December 19), 2nd Day Air (Friday, December 20), and even Next Day Air (Monday, December 23) service to most US destinations--but you'll pay a pretty penny for this expedited service. Shipping on these dates will get your package delivered on Tuesday, December 24.
For UPS shipments outside the United States, visit the UPS Calculate Time and Cost page.
Machines shipped by truck can take from 1-6 business days (1-10 calendar days), depending on your distance from southern California. To be safe, Easterners who want a shiny new mill or lathe under the tree ought to get your order in by December 13.
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 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 4700 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 has a 2 Morse Taper spindle for wide tooling availability.
The 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.
Machines Currently Not in Stock
The machine you're looking for isn't shown above? Here is a list of the machines that we don't have in stock at the moment, along with their expected in-stock dates:
- 3540 HiTorque Bench Lathe, November 13
- 7350 HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe (replacement for 5200), December 14