- Feb 1, 2023
So back in high school and college I learned a few years of machining and what not. And now since I’m close to retirement I bought a 1660 TL ultra precision lathe from MP. Well long story short it’s too dang big for me. So I ordered another one and researching and got a 1440 coming should be here in two weeks. My problem is what do I do with the machine? Do I sell it or keep it. I don’t plan on anything big but who knows what I will end up doing. I may cut some barrels and make some parts for folks cause I love doing it. Just to keep me occupied. But I spent a lot of money on the 1660. It’s filled loaded all the bells and whistles, 3 jaw chuck, 4 jaw chuck, 10” Buck chuck 6 jaw adjustable, coolant system etc. even made a slide of it. The machine has like 1 1/2 hours of run time on it. I mean I love the machine and it’s dang slick but geez I don’t think I’m gonna need ever 2 machines. What’s y’all’s thought on this and what would you do? Right now it’s about a 4 or 5 month wait on these Oh and I love this forum I love reading everyone’s post here So much knowledge thanks!