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Factors to consider when buying your next machine

October 21, 2011

A vertical milling machine is one of the most common machines found in metalwork shops. The vertical mill can be used to drill or bore holes, cut key-ways or slots, carve out cavities, ream and tap holes, face mill parts as well as numerous other applications.

When it comes to purchasing your next vertical milling machine, the first thing to consider is whether to buy new or used. It’s worth noting that with the increased reliability of modern machines today, and the longer or additional after-market warranties that are available, buying a used machine can offer considerable costs savings.

Here are some things to consider that will help you purchase the right used vertical milling machine for your shop:

Don’t just check when the machine was built, check how much it has been used during its lifetime thus far. A new machine may have worked just as much or even more than a much older model.

Just like the family car, there are some manufacturers that build a better product than others. Take the time to check which companies building the machines you are choosing between. From a reliability standpoint, it may work to your advantage to buy an older machine from a better manufacturer (and you may save a few extra bucks, too).

Who are you buying the machine from?
It simply makes sense to purchase your used machines from an established and reputable seller that you can build a working relationship with. Not only will this help you with your current purchase, but it will also put you in a good position for future purchases down the road. And of course, an established seller has plenty of experience to help you find the perfect machine for your needs.

With more than 30 vertical milling machines currently in stock, Machinery Values can help you purchase your next machine. Founded in 1971, this Harrison, NJ, based company is family owned and operated from a 200,000 sq. ft. facility. The company is dedicated to its thousands of customers all over the world. Members of Machinery Dealers National Association for over 25 years, Machinery Values subscribes to the highest ethical standards, so you can feel at ease dealing with this company for all your used machinery requirements.