Just a bit of an update: I was doing Friday's comic, and checking YouTube for something interesting to listen to. (Like this live version
of Karnivool's We Are
And one of the "also recommended" videos that popped up (I can't imagine why
) was this guy's issues with his Tormach
Now, he's not the first guy I've run across that has had problems with one, but he is one of relatively few that said the company was basically rude and dismissive to him. Kinda wondering if anyone else has seen the same thing.
Hasn't really turned me off, though, I still plan to get one, although I'm still kinda waiting for them to release pricing on the "MX" series. ('Course, I also tend to wonder about this guy wanting to mill a solid 6" round, 4" thick block of steel on what's really just a glorified desktop mill, and I'd be curious as to what the actual problem with the apparently common backlash issues is.)
And you know the worst part about all this... There's a guy, here in the State, only about 250 miles away, with a HAAS VF-3, plugged in and hot, for $12,000.
But, there's just a couple minor issues: One, it's a 1993 machine with a lot of hours, and a VF-3 is the size of a frikkin' bus
. Okay, not really, but compared to, say, a Tormach 770, it's huge
. Considering I'm going to have to do some serious jockeying just to fit the weeny little 770 in here, the only way I could jam a VF-3 in here is if I permanently occupied an entire car bay in the garage, which at the moment means I'd have to stack
all the other machines.