After years of working on modifying my Charter Oak 12z to cnc, I finally decided I wanted to be making chips, not the machine. I ordered the fairly new at the time Tormach 1100M. Ultimately I plan to upgrade the machine to the MX and haven’t decided on the tool changer.
I ordered the machine with full enclosure, SmartCool/Multicool, touchscreen kit, led spindle light, power drawbar and 1/8hp coolant pump.
The Smartcool is really amazing.
I figured out decent tool and process for setting the tools in the spindle. Check out Tool Setting Technique