17 years ago
I have read similar topics over the last few months, I am considering
whether to buy a genuine Bridgeport....second hand of course, or to go
the new route of a Warco VMC.
I have been watching all the sales of BP's for months now on Ebay, and
I guess that £1500 would buy me an average machine on there. My
problem is that I haven't so much seen a real BP let alone used one.
So when it comes to "kicking the tyres" on it I wouldn't have much of
a clue what a healthy one should sound like.
I don't want to end up with an old dog that's been thrashed to death
all it's life....and lets face it that is what most of them will have
Being North of the border i.e. Scotland most of the mills are in
Englandshire, so that means a bit of a safari from up here even for a
So is the Warco a better bet all round, ok it's Chinese/Korean or
whatever but reading this NG it seems that Warco have a good
reputation regarding an after sales service.
Any readers using one?
Some thoughts on the use of it in the real world would be good.
I have a Draper metric mill at the moment, very like the Warco Economy
(and it's clones) it is surprisingly accurate, but I would like
something bigger> and imperial!
I see that the picture on the Warco site has a DRO fiited to the VMC
is that standard?? I know ask Warco...............
Sorry to rabbit on for a newby post!