The bad news: For the first time since our current lineup of machines was introduced, most of our machine prices are going up in April. Price increases range from about $50 to $200.
The good news: You still have time to order at the old price! If you've had your eye on one of our lathes or mills, now is a great time to buy, before the price goes up.
Call Me By My NAMES
The 29th annual exposition of the North American Model Engineering Society will be held April 21-22, 2018 at the Yack Arena, 3131 3rd Street, Wyandotte, Michigan. You and I call it NAMES Expo, and it's just south of Detroit. It's a great place to meet other model engineers. And, of course, to see us!
LittleMachineShop.com will be there with lots of products and some of our machines. We hope to see you there. If you want us to bring something to the show, you must let us know by April 9, so we can get it on the truck.
Pick Up Your Order at NAMES Expo to Save on Shipping
You can save on shipping by picking up your order at NAMES Expo, where we'll be exhibiting next month (NAMES Expo, April 21-22, Wyandotte, MI).
For machine orders, we charge a flat fee of $50, which is the marginal cost of adding 200 pounds to our shipment. For orders under 100 pounds, there's no charge for shipping.
To get on the truck, your order must be placed and paid for no later than Monday, April 9. When you order, select Local Pickup as the shipping method, and in the Special Instructions box, let us know that you'll pick up your order at NAMES Expo.
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.
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.