This looks nice but I don't know squat about milling.
$399 solution - Mill-Drill-Lathe with One Machine
$279 solution - MICRO MILL/DRILL
Could someone that knows something about milling take a look at this and tell me what they think about these choices. It seems like if you are into it for $300 you might as well spend the extra hundred and get more. It looks like you get quite a bit more for a little extra.
Please let me stress I don't know anything about this stuff but I would like to learn. What could I do with a rig like the ones above. I will need to justify the expense. As I see it now I could probably do the things I need to do with a $100 drill press and a $40 dollar machinest vice. So were up to $150, then you think "well, for about double I could have a real mill/drill" then you think "well, if I just add another $100 I can have a Mill-Drill-Lathe". Most of you are guys so you know all about this problem. I guess what I want is something that is just a little more than I need. This idea started as getting a simple drill press that I could use to drill blanks/rivets and mill mag wells and other such openings when I put a kit together. I don't plan on doing much more that that then I think about that "fixture" or "tool" I could build to samve money...
Any idea or comments on the equipment choices above would be appreciated