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What Machines Do You Have In Your Home Shop?

Discussion in '++ Q & A THREADS OF INTEREST ++' started by Management, Feb 22, 2013.

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What Machines Do You Have In Your Home Shop?

  1. Metal Cutting Lathe

    616 vote(s)
    93.1%
  2. Knee Mill/Bench Mill

    479 vote(s)
    72.4%
  3. Surface Grinder

    112 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Shaper

    98 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. Metal Cutting Bandsaw

    465 vote(s)
    70.2%
  6. Drill Press

    595 vote(s)
    89.9%
  7. Pedestal/Bench Grinder

    587 vote(s)
    88.7%
  8. Belt Grinder/Sander

    463 vote(s)
    69.9%
  9. Welding Equipment

    537 vote(s)
    81.1%
  10. Plasma Cutter/Table

    115 vote(s)
    17.4%
  11. Hydraulic Press

    244 vote(s)
    36.9%
  12. Bending Brake

    170 vote(s)
    25.7%
  13. Air Compressor

    613 vote(s)
    92.6%
  14. Gantry Crane/Engine Hoist/Shop Crane

    254 vote(s)
    38.4%
  15. Arbor Press

    246 vote(s)
    37.2%
  16. Tubing Notcher/English Wheel

    61 vote(s)
    9.2%
  17. Woodworking Tablesaw

    458 vote(s)
    69.2%
  18. Woodworking Bandsaw

    359 vote(s)
    54.2%
  19. Woodworking Router/Router Table

    415 vote(s)
    62.7%
  20. Woodworking Planer/Joiner/Shaper

    264 vote(s)
    39.9%
  21. Woodworking Lathe

    155 vote(s)
    23.4%
  22. Compound/Cross-Cutting Miter Saw

    327 vote(s)
    49.4%
  23. Air Filtration/Blower System

    140 vote(s)
    21.1%
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  1. Management

    Management United States Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Here is a poll that should interest most of us. What machines do you own in your home machinist shop? Select as many as you like, and elaborate in this thread.
     
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  2. eac67gt

    eac67gt United States Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Compared to some I guess I don't have much but my wife always called me Tim the toolman tylor like on home improvement. He always said he had 150 or something like that electric hand tools. Everyone uses me for the tool crib because I have done it all - all aspects of automotive, plumbing, mansonary, electrical, carpentry, roofing, landscaping, wood working, electronics, welding......and now chip making. Love chip making!!!!! Love chip making!!!!! Hey I already said that. :nuts:

    Have a great day!

    Ed
     
  3. fretsman

    fretsman Active User Active Member

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    Voted, and not that I have everything on that list, but still need/want:

    Dave


    • Welding Equipment
    • Gantry Crane/Engine Hoist/Shop Crane
    • Arbor Press
     
  4. Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck Active Member Active Member

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    I have everything on the list except what is below. Looking for the surface grinder and press.


    Surface Grinder
    Plasma TableHydraulic Press
    Bending Brake
    Tubing Notcher/English Wheel
    Air Filtration/Blower System
     
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  5. upTheHill

    upTheHill Active User Active Member

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    you forgot to list wood lathe

    and yes, I need a bigger garage
     
  6. valleyboy101

    valleyboy101 Canada Active User Active Member

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    I still need a shaper and a tig welder but otherwise my shop is coming along nicely - as it should be after so many years!

    Michael

    Colchester Student 13"
    Induma 1S (BP)
    LUXO 12 " vertical metal cutting bandsaw (Japenese 1966)
    Skill 4x12 metal cutting bandsaw
    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Oxy/Ac
    Pehaka 30" wood bandsaw
    Wadkin 18" wood planner
    Wadin 12" tablesaw
    General 12" jointer
    2x48 and 6x48 belt sanders
    Atlas metal lathe bed converted to wood lathe
    Oneida dust collector
    Ingersol Rand 5 hp compressor
    arbour press
    Rockwell 12 " radial arm + mitre saw
     
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  7. sanddan

    sanddan Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I sold my table saw as I don't like the dust in my shop and very seldom used it. I have a plasma cutter but not the CNC table version and a wood band saw converted to metal. I don't see a shaper or surface grinder in my future but I might build a english wheel to go along with my bead roller. Mine is a all metal, no wood working type shop.
     
  8. Jeff in Pa

    Jeff in Pa Active User Active Member

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    I love my walk in basement. My 4000 lb Monarch lathe is in a heated and air conditioned enviroment. :whistle:
     
  9. xalky

    xalky United States Global Moderator Staff Member Director

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    I have most of those things.

    I don't have a shaper, surface grinder, wood bandsaw.

    No need for an arbor press since i have the hydraulic press.

    Space is at a premium. I have a 22x22 garage and it's well organized but packed to the rafters.
     
  10. OrangeAlpine

    OrangeAlpine United States Active User Active Member

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    My woodworking equipment is leftover from when I decided woodworking was too dangerous. Just have not gotten rid of it.

    Bill
     
  11. psychodelicdan

    psychodelicdan United States Active User Active Member

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    Ok so where's the list?


    Master of unfinished projects
     
  12. dirty tools

    dirty tools United States Active User Active Member

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    got rid of my wood working tools (lost desire to do that work) shop is to small
    1916 SB 13x5 lathe, aircompressor, drill press, bench grinders.
    Looking for a milling machine.
    Wife says I have to much junk.
     
  13. Johnm

    Johnm Iron Registered Member

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    Compound miter saw, chop saw, plasma cutter and you forgot the old faithful TOURCH! When in doubt heat it, burn it or cut it.
     
  14. JoeSixPack74

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    Besides metal working and woodworking I have some homemade lapidary equipment. A sphere machine, diamond blade chop saw and rock tumbler.
     
  15. GK1918

    GK1918 United States Active User Active Member

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    Aso an air- brake shoe rivit machine that will do the smallest to the largest ever made. I may be the only
    one around that can rivit shoes around here. A 3 hundred pound power bead roller. We made all dies
    here mainly to produce 1948 to 56 Ford truck running boards. Big enough to handle fender beads.
     
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    psychodelicdan United States Active User Active Member

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    Ok sense
    I can't figure out where these poles are listed ( Maybe tap talk just won't show it. It's like that with pictures)
    In my shop
    J-head Bridgeport mill
    Craftsman/ atlas 12x36 lathe#101.12440
    96" sheet metal brake ( 4sale)
    48" box and pan finger brake
    48" stomp sheer
    36" stomp sheer
    10" throatless sheer
    Miller Tig welder
    2" x 48" duel vertical belt sander
    Torch set
    I think there's a 4' x 6' work table out there somewhere but haven't seen it for some time.
    Grinder and other stuff
    Did I mention that this is a to car garage



    Master of unfinished projects
     
  17. metal2

    metal2 United States metal2 Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone
    What i have in my shop
    1. Bunch of small metal working item and machine
    2. welder , torch
    3. I do stain glass
    4. Some wood working item ,tool


    Every thing i have is small because i dont have a lot of room but I enjoy what i do
     
  18. AR1911

    AR1911 United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    My shop is 30 miles from home. Does that still qualify as a 'home shop' ?
    For the most part, my woodworking equipment is at the house. About the only time I use that stuff is when I'm doing house repair chores.
    But I do like having a cheap benchtop wood bandsaw for cutting plastic shapes and the occasional wood or thin aluminum
    And I've been known to cut aluminum plate with my circular saw or table saw on occasion.

    I have a 20-ton hydraulic press, but I go to the arbor press first. It's so much easier to use if you don't need the tonnage. I have a small arbor press and a large one. The large one has a handwheel which is a BIG timesaver
    Right now I'm in pretty good shape for tools:

    Lathes: Enco 10x24, South bend 9A, Atlas 618, Northern Tools 7x12, (Micromark 7x14 gone)
    Mills: Powermatic Millrite, Centex(Rockwell), half of a Clausing,(Minimill gone)
    Shapers: Atlas early, Atlas 7B, South Bend
    Band saws: Jet 4x6, Marvel 6x12, Enco 14" Vertical modified for metal
    Drill Press: Rigid floor DP, Craftsman benchtop
    MIG and gas welding equip.
    Presses: 3
    And of course all the tooling etc

    It's about time to thin the herd a bit and build that shop at the house.
     
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    wm460 Australia Active User Active Member

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    Want is the same as need isent it

    What I need

    Metal Cutting Bandsaw
    Gantry Crane/Engine Hoist/Shed Crane,
    Bigger Metal Lathe.
    Knee Mill/Bench Mil,
    Hydraulic Press
    BIGGER SHED
     
  20. joconnor

    joconnor Active User Active Member

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    Hi everyone I'm new here, so here goes. My shop is a combo used for business and hobby. It is located in my back yard. I repair welding equipment for a living. Here is a list of equipment. Welders, MM 35 wirefeeder, Shopmaster 300 W/feeder, Syncrowave 250 w/water cooled torch, and Miller Plasma cutter. Lathes, Standard modern 13/40, Burmingham 12/36, Southbend 9A, and Southbend 10K. Milling, Jet power down mill/drill, Cincinnati 08, and Elliott omnimill junior w/vertical & horizontal heads. Grinders, several bench and hand grinders, Dumore tool post, and Clarkson mark 2 w/vacuum. Elliott 10M shaper. Have also all kinds of tooling, and an old yale forklift and a 55KW cummins genset for three phase power, Jet 3 phase 1 ton overhead hoist, 5 hp air comp, and Rotophase for equipment up to 5 HP. Reloading equipment. Here is my last project.

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    Harris Creek Central Canada Active User Active Member

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    What is this item then:
    Woodworking Lathe


    8 6.45%

    That is what I put my Wood lathe under.

    Harvey in Kelowna, BC.
     
  22. Uncle Buck

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    I never heard of a wife yet that didn't think her husband had "too much junk" which generally equates to their description of our machines and tools. Particularly if you are a hobbyist not turning a profit for the wife to spend. That is actually what defines junk from something that most wives will deem productive, does it make money that I get to spend? If yes then that is worthwhile. If she cannot spend it or gain benefit then your home garage/shop is simply taking up the space where either her car, or the washing machine and dryer are supposed to be! :lmao:
     
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    AR1911 United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I got 2 words for you guys: Separate Accounts.

    She makes her money, she buys shoes and expensive clothes.
    I make my money, I buy machine tools and firearms.
    Life is good.
     
  24. Uncle Buck

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    Na, we were both too poor for that game. We needed every last dime both of us could put together to make it in the beginning so that is the way it has stayed. Besides, most wives don't care what account it came out of anyway, they still consider it a waste unless it turns a profit......

    For there to be any gain in separate accounts both jobs must generate enough income for there to be a surplus to buy toys. Also for some folks separate accounts would be a sure path leading to divorce. Of all the arguements I have had with my wife over the last 15 years few were about money.
     
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    jim lenzi Iron Registered Member

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    Hi; Contrary to one letter, my wife encourages me to get what I want. (if I can afford it) I have a mill drill, 12x36 engine lathe(Harbor Freight). Very nice! Hoist, belt-disk sander,hyd. press,wire feed,stick, and oxy-acet welders, drill presses,sand blaster and air comp. Can't say enough about that lathe, had an old 14" Logan, no comparison.
    Looking for a shaper.
    Jim
     
  26. robstaples

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    My wife is very supportive of my tool acquistion. But she wants things ORGINIZED! Can you imagine? Actually I do too, but my shop is still under construction so there's lots of goat paths.

    Outside the list, I have a 55 ton hydraulic iron worker. (punch, cut,shear, bend). Boy, can you make a tool stand or tool dolly in a hurry with one of these.
     
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    I don't klnow that I would say my wife has ever been real keen on all the tools and occasional machines I have bought through the years, but fortunately only once or twice has she really registered her displeasure with machines I spent money on.
     
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    mmmmmmm hydraulic iron worker
    I WANT ONE :shopping:
     
  29. river

    river Iron Registered Member

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    hi I have a car lift, welder, drill press, cut off saw. tubing knotcher and small metal , grinding wheel and all kinds of wood working stuff. I just bought this mini lathe to help me make some small parts in my project. Here's a pic of it. I'm looking for a operational manual and any info on this unit. I'm just a amature so take it beasy on me guys. I have to relearn how to operate this lathe. Any one here from Ct. View attachment 48138 IMG_3241.JPG

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    OK I'll fess up what I have if y'all don't tell the wife! LOL
    MIG, TIG, Stick and gas powered welder. (had portable wire feed but got stolen ERRRRRR)
    Bench grinders, looking for a 12".
    Lodge & Shipley 25"X120" lathe w/taper
    Bridgeport mill, older step pulley model
    Box drill press, ancient but works, looking for radial arm drill
    20 ton press, looking for bigger
    125 cfm air compressor and sand blaster
    bead blast cabinet
    numerous jacks up to 50 ton
    Rush drill & end mill sharpner (best money spent yet!)
    Sioux valve & seat grinder
    Hand tools to over 2" and impacts to 1" drive

    Son and I farm, restore tractors, and do repair work in the slack seasons, hence the reason for all the big stuff.
     

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