Originally Posted by Old Fool
Plan on spending 2-3 times as much for tooling as you paid for the machine !
Machine was $4,200 including shipping. I figure that much again or a bit more, because quite a bit is included standard with the machine and I'm not doing aerospace work.
As an example, a good, used, 72#, Kurt-D60 for $100 will serve fine and I don't need a new $550 D-688 or a $2K Kurt II.
I can add as I go, but recognize that there are certain things I need to start out, (e.g., machining vise, hold downs, V-blocks, dial indicator, center finder, etc.). Any suggestions in this area?