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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.


What Machines Do You Have In Your Home Shop?

  1. Metal Cutting Lathe

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

    479 vote(s)
  3. Surface Grinder

    112 vote(s)
  4. Shaper

    98 vote(s)
  5. Metal Cutting Bandsaw

    465 vote(s)
  6. Drill Press

    595 vote(s)
  7. Pedestal/Bench Grinder

    587 vote(s)
  8. Belt Grinder/Sander

    463 vote(s)
  9. Welding Equipment

    537 vote(s)
  10. Plasma Cutter/Table

    115 vote(s)
  11. Hydraulic Press

    244 vote(s)
  12. Bending Brake

    170 vote(s)
  13. Air Compressor

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

    254 vote(s)
  15. Arbor Press

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

    61 vote(s)
  17. Woodworking Tablesaw

    458 vote(s)
  18. Woodworking Bandsaw

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

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

    264 vote(s)
  21. Woodworking Lathe

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

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

    140 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. stern

    stern Canada Active User Active Member

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    Well now I have a working, really UGLY Milling machine lol. No prize for looks, but it works well :) Tried it out on a steel block, then cut a slot in my 3/4" index handle :)

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  2. itsme_Bernie

    itsme_Bernie United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    What kind of ugly mill is it?? Almost all my machines are ugly! :)


  3. stern

    stern Canada Active User Active Member

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    Its the uglyest one alive, totally home made with 90% scrap parts :) Call it obi (short for abortion) and even kept a build blog to show what you call actually do with crap others chuck out lol

  4. itsme_Bernie

    itsme_Bernie United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Stern- I am new here, and don't know you very well, but damnit, you kick ass!! Holy crap!! I'm going to be going over that blog of yours a few times!

  5. stern

    stern Canada Active User Active Member

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    LOL yea, I was "kicking my own ass" yesterday when I busted the Z feed handle lol. Another one of those "I looked at it and wanted something beefier and easier to turn .... then 5 min later it broke" days. I had actually ordered a "speed handle" to replace the little one, as the heads almost 100lbs and I wanted to install a trust bearing at the top to hold the ACME rod.

    Id does work very well, but I can see a lot of area's I want to work on improving, just have to try not to let the machine know what im thinking so it doent help me make up my mind on the spot .

    If you like stuff from junk, also have a blog on the indexing head im putting together.

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
  6. oldhank60

    oldhank60 United States Active Member Active Member

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    I new here. I have always done woodwork including building my own home, I worked 12 years as a election before becoming machine repair person at my present job with GE, I can retire now any time I wish. I was green as hell when starting in machine repair but I have a natural ability taking things apart fixing the problem and putting it back together correctly. with the machine repair I learned how to set up and run a Bridgeport mill, and engine lathes . these jobs were all so I could work in my own shop doing what is more a passion than work. I do gun smithing and pistol smithing since I was a teen. I also can arc, tig, mig and gas weld. I used plasma cutter a few times
    My Machines not including power hand tools are
    Grizzly cast iron table saw great heavy duty saw, with lick belt runs super smooth
    Grizzly floor mount Drill Press.
    Ryobi radial arm saw 10"
    12" delta compound miter. Looking to get sliding 12' dual compound miter (dewalt)
    old craftsman scroll saw that still works
    Rigid scroll saw with 16' throat
    Bench mounted 8" grinder/wire wheel
    pedestal mounted 6" grinder with fine and course wheels
    Airco arc welder (buzz box) with 50' leads so I can weld anywhere in shop or out front without moving welder
    Bridgeport Mill J head with pulley's no power feed no DRO complete over haul last year (top to Bottom)
    Cincinnati 12.5 X 30 Tray Top metal lathe. refurbished by yours truly. nice lathe LO spindle parts are hard to find and expensive when found
    Craftsman band saw. very old need replaced
    large arbor press tonnage unknown
    craftsman jointer 6" old but blades are kept sharp and still available if need replaced
    up right 7hp coleman twin cylinder air compressor max psi 175 don't remember what cfm it will hold constant I think its around 14.5cfm have multiple air tools
    sand blast cabinet new this past winter, replaced old homemade plywood version I have used for 10-15 years
    engine hoist
    chain hoist
    Home made Bow press
    . once upon a time I also worked on archery equipment to help pay for traviling around country shooting IBO matches and world shoots.
    Full table motorcycle lift with extensions for ATV and lawn mowers. I also work on Harley Davidson MC's that was before evo' and twin cam's. I can do them also but everyone and their brother works on the newer models. I did old shovel's and panheads, a few knuckleheads and flatheads. old iron. but not so much any more. I still have people who need help with their ATV's
    kids mostly, they don't have money for labor but I will help them if I can and it don't cost for parts. things like welding broken frame or fix a flat tire. it hard to turn them away unless I think they are riding something they stole, then I wont have anything to do with'em

    Router Table with multiple routers
    Every piece of machinery or equipment I have get used if not doing gun work I maybe making a headboard , or building a trailer or repairing a old one. in the country we all help our neighbors and they in turn help us, most the time its just in the form of extra hands getting farm work done, bailing hay help pull calf out that stuck in birth canal, hauling firewood for someone who don't have truck or trailer, wire a house or out building. You cant ever have to much equipment

    I almost forgot Honda Generator . justs mall 2500 watt that always seems to start when need during power outage.

  7. bret.wilson.7334

    bret.wilson.7334 United States Swarf Registered Member

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    Ok, here is the list..

    Rong-Fu Mill-Drill with DRO and Power feed
    Craftsman 12" lathe
    Atlas 10" Lathe
    Grizzly 4x6 horizontal/vertical metal band saw
    Landa Hot water pressure washer
    Rutland Rotary table (needs some gear repair)
    Lincoln SA-200 blueface welder
    Oxy-Aceteleyne torch(s)
    Air compressor
    Bead blast cabinet
    Radial arm saw
    Table saw
    Wood band saw
    Engine hoist, cherry picker (3)
    Chain hoist, gantry type (3)
    Granite Surface table
    Loads of hand tools for aircraft, automotive and woodwork
    this doesn't include all the electronic and radio stuff.
  8. AR1911

    AR1911 United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Over 2 years since this thread started, and my original post is very dated.
    Since the title of the thread is "What machines Do You Have"

    Metal Cutting Lathe
    Grizzly 12x37 Logan Powermatic 11x30, Logan 9x28, Atlas 618, Emco compact 5 CNC (project)
    Knee Mill/Bench Mill Burke Powermatic 8x36, Centex 6x26, Clausing/M-Head, Hardinge BB4
    Surface Grinder Delta Toolmaker
    Metal Shaper
    Atlas 7B
    Metal Cutting Bandsaw Powermatic 143, Jet 4x6
    Drill Press Powermatic 1150, Craftsman 15" Benchtop, Craftsman 8"
    Pedestal/Bench Grinder HF 8", Craftsman 6". HF 6" buffer
    Belt Grinder/Sander HF 4x6
    Welding Equipment 120V Mig, Oxy-acetylene
    Plasma Cutter/Table nay
    Hydraulic Press HF 20T
    Bending Brake nope
    Air Compressor Husky 60-gal
    Gantry Crane/Engine Hoist/Shop Crane Portable engine hoist, 2-ton chain hoist, 1-ton chain hoist
    Arbor Press 3-ton, 1-ton
    Tubing Notcher/English Wheel nay
    Woodworking Tablesaw Cheapo Skil
    Woodworking Bandsaw PowerMatic 143 (wood/metal)
    Woodworking Router/Router Table nope
    Woodworking Planer/Joiner/Shaper nay
    Woodworking Lathe none
    Compound/Cross-Cutting Miter Saw nay-nay
    Air Filtration/Blower System no

    Looks like I have some shopping to do!
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2015
  9. usrjcro11

    usrjcro11 United States Active Member Active Member

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    Bridgeport. With 3 axis dro pro
    Acra turn 16x40 lathe
    Kalamazoo metal saw
    Steel magic metal saw
    1 ton overhead crane length of shop
    Esab 250 migmaster
    Miller dial arc 250
    Atlas cop co ga7 screw compressor
    Lincoln ranger 225
    20 hp duplex compressor
    Multi quip 185 cfm compressor
    Infer sol rand 10 hp t30 compressor
    Sailor beal 5 hp compressor
    Clemco divers do sandblasting cabinet
    Empire 350 pound sandblasting pot
    Manco 55 ton press
    7.5 hp hot water pressure washer
    2 parts washers
    4 pedestal grinders with different grade wheels
    Troyke rotary table

    4 dogs and 5 cats

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  10. wawoodman

    wawoodman himself, himself H-M Supporter-Premium

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    SB 10K lathe
    Rockwell vertical mill
    Rockwell 17-600 drill press
    Rockwell DP22o drill press
    Jet (old style) 4 x 6 bandsaw
    1" and 2" belt sanders
    Delta 8" grinder

    Delta Unisaw
    Delta 3 HP shaper
    Delta 14" bandsaw
    Delta RC-33 13" planer
    Delta 31-520 belt sander
    Powermatic #45 lathe
    3 HP Porter-Cable router table
    Milwaukee overarm router
    SSC panel saw
    Williams and Hussey molder
    Performax 22/44 sander
    Oneida dust gorilla
    Sears compressor
    Spindle sander
    Disc sander

    Biscuit joiners, Domino, shop vacs, and more routers than anybody needs. Ever.
  11. Swarfmaster

    Swarfmaster United States Active Member Active Member

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    Our new home has my "man cave" downstairs. I managed to load it up with a few machines including a microwave and refrigerator. I also got the chance to have it rewired with a receptacle every four to six feet of usable wall space. Up above I have a JET filtration system and enough fluorescent lights so there are no shadows. I have necessary benches a PC and three Craftsman Roll Around tool chests. With the exception of the Chop Saw and the Table Saw, the tools in the cave are as follows:

    Metal Cutting Lathe
    1) Speedway 7 x 12 inch
    2) Toyo ML1 75 x 300mm
    3) Clisby 63 x 114mm
    Vertical End Mill
    Grizzly G8689 3/4hp, ER40
    Drill Press
    Craftsman 150 Floor Drill Press w/Grizzly X-Y table
    Pedestal/Bench Grinder
    1) Milwaukee 6 inch
    2) Wissota 7 inch
    3) Shopmate 5 inch
    Disc Sander
    1) Grizzly G7297 12 inch
    2) Chicago 4 inch
    Hone (Horizontal Wheel)
    GRS Power Honing Machine
    Air Compressor
    Makita MAC 700 2hp
    Woodworking Table saw
    1) Craftsman
    2) Byrnes Precision 4" Table Saw
    Woodworking Band saw
    Grizzly G055LX 14 inch
    Scroll Saw
    PS Wood Machines 14 inch Scroll Mate
    Compound/Cross-Cutting Miter Saw
    Air Filtration/Blower System
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  12. Nels

    Nels United States Founder Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Eastern Queens
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    Congrats Swarf! That is a lot of great machines.
  13. scsmith42

    scsmith42 Active Member Active Member

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    I live on a farm and am very fortunate to have a very well equipped "home shop".

    Metal, equipment repair and welding fab shop:

    Induma 9" x 42" (Bridgeport clone) vertical mill
    Microcut 12 x36 metal lathe
    Southbend 16 x 8 metal lathe (1916 vintage line shaft driven)
    Hougen mag drill
    Ellis 9400 drill press
    Ellis 1800 band saw
    Shop ten ton Hyd press
    52" shear/brake/roll
    Miller Syncrowave 250 TIG welder with pulse mode
    Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC stick welder
    Miller 130 MIG welder
    Miller Trailblazer Pro 350D diesel engine welder
    Miller Suitcase MIG to go with Trailblazer welder
    Miller Spectrum 2050 plasma cutter
    Carbon arc torch
    Oxy-acytelene torches
    Multiple hand grinders
    Milwaukee deep throat portaband
    Milwaukee sawzall (120V and 28V)
    Trinco 48" bead blast cabinet
    Assortment of air grinders, drills, impacts and sanders
    Multiple bench grinders
    Multiple vises
    300 lb anvil
    Blacksmith forge
    Rotary 9000 lb two post vehicle lift
    Combination belt/disc sander
    Solvent bin
    Engine hoists and transmission jacks
    HVAC guages and vacuum pump
    Parker portable hydraulic hose crimp machine
    Evolution 230 Extreme metal cutting circular saw
    Hilti hammer drills
    Makita hammer drills
    Jet Porta-power
    "Son of Kong" 3/4" Black and Decker geared head hand drill
    60 gallon air compressor

    Baker 3638D diesel band sawmill
    Peterson 10" WPF sawmill
    Gallagher-Smith dedicated 72" log slabber
    Oliver jointer/planer
    Sheppach combination jointer/planer
    Pioneer 37" wide belt sander
    Original Saw Company 5 hp 3 phase radial arm saw
    Northtech 14" jump saw
    Grizzly 16" horizontal resaw
    Mattison 16" straight line rip saw
    Grizzly 12" tablesaw
    Grizzly 5 hp shaper
    Grizzly 17" bandsaw
    Router table
    Festool sanders, track saw, MFT, dust collection and planers
    Delta drill press
    Grizzly Radial Arm Drill Press
    Grizzly combination belt / disc sander
    Grizzly edge sander
    3/4" hp bench grinder
    Oscillating spindle shaper
    25hp Buffalo Forge 60" dust collection blower
    3 hp dust blower
    Sears RAS
    Delta wood lathe
    Delta mortiser
    Makita 16-5/8" circular saw
    Prazi beam cutter
    225KW 400 hP 480VAC 3 phase generator
    27cfm 80 gallon air compressor

    Portable shop trailer with a 10KW diesel generator and small air compressor system.

    There is a nice assortment of heavy equipment on the farm too, but I don't think that qualifies as "home shop" equipment!

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