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Now Available: Tailstock for 15L Slant-PRO CNC Lathe

October 30th, 2014 by Andrew Grevstad 

A fully adjustable tailstock option is now available for the 15L Slant-PRO CNC lathe. Features include: 3MT Taper 3.5" stroke via handwheel adjustments in both X and Y (elevation) Check out the following video for more information of how to install and align the tailstock. The design of our tailstock has a lot to do with ... More


Meet Tormach October 25 @ Little Machine Shop Open House

October 16th, 2014 by Andrew Grevstad 

Attention Southern California! Once again, we will be participating in Little Machine Shop's open house event this year on Saturday, October 26.  Stop by to talk with our technical staff about Tormach products, meet other machinists in Southern California Hobby metalworking community, and enjoy refreshments and great deals on items ... More


Small CNC Tombstone

October 3rd, 2014 by Greg Jackson 

Q: Where can I get a Tombstone? Cemetery? Frozen Pizza Aisle in the grocery store? Just in time for Halloween, we are now offering a unique 4-sided cast iron tombstone, specially designed for small mills.  Here's a short video showing how to get started. In case you didn't know, in the world of machining ... More


New and Improved Tormach Solid Model Library

September 18th, 2014 by Tormach LLC 

In late 2013, we launched the new Tormach Solid Models library, which was discussed in a previous Milling Around blog post. Recently we have remodeled and expanded that section of the Web site. First, the names of the specific libraries have changed. Currently, the Tormach Solid Models library contains downloadable ... More


Options for Tormach PCNC Mill Enclosures

August 26th, 2014 by Greg Jackson 

Mill Enclosure Options We've recently released the DIY Frame Kit as another option for coolant and chip control on your PCNC mill. With this in mind it seems a good time to review the relevant considerations as you ponder what the best solution would be for your shop. Chip Guard and Backsplash: ... More