T here was a time when milling machines were produced exclusively for the industrial and commercial sectors and used only in factories for the mass production of pieces. Although these massive machines are still in use, a smaller, more practical version has become highly popular among buyers, namely the benchtop milling machine, which has been specially designed to fit on a regular benchtop. This way, small businesses, and even independent craftsmen, can use this ingenious invention in their workshop or garage, without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars.
When buying a milling machine, several variables should be taken into account and, by this, we mean not only their sturdiness and engine power but some important specifications like work table size or spindle speed. Besides that, the price is important as well, along with warranty and service. Luckily, we’ve checked all these variables for you and came up with the 7 best products, so make sure you check out our article for details and recommendations.
Top 7 Benchtop Milling Machines Compared
|Photo||Product Name||Motor||Worktable Size||Spindle Speed||Longitudinal Travel||Cross Travel||Warranty||Price|
|1. JET 350018||2 HP, 1 phase, 230 volt only||9 1/2 in. x 31 3/4 in.||150-3000 RPM||20-1/2 in.||6-1/2 in.||2-year|
|2. Grizzly Industrial G0704||1 HP, 110V, 12A, single-phase||7-1/16 in. x 26-5/8 in.||50-2,250 RPM||18-7/8 in.||6-7/8 in.||1-year|
|3. Klutch 49657||1/2 HP, 110V||3 5/8 in. x 15 3/8 in.||100-2,500 RPM||8-5/8 in.||4 in.||1-year|
|4. Happybuy 7×14 Inch Metal Lathe||0.75HP/ 550W/ 110V||7 in. x 14 in.||100-2,500 RPM||1.38 in.||2.56 in.||N/A|
|5. Proxxon 37110||1/8 HP 100-Watts||7-7/8 in. x 2-3/4 in.||5,000-20,000 RPM||5-17/64 in.||1-13/16 in.||2-year|
|6. Genmitsu CNC 3018-PRO||775 motor, 12V||11.8 in. x 7.1 in. x 1.8 in.||3,000-9,000 RPM||11-13/16 in.||7-3/32 in||1-year|
|7. top-tool High Power Metal Mini Lathe||144W motor||N/A||12,000 RPM||5-45/64 in.||1-17/64 in.||N/A|