Adventures in Shop Tooling...
So let us suppose one had the option to go through door number one or door number two...
Door number one is a rather fun package. I'd be opting for the 6200 package, though, seeing as how it has the 2000 series mill instead. This package would allow me to do fun things like convert the Bachmann 2-10-4 frame into a 2-8-4 frame, or tool up new driver beds for my Bowser Challenger[s]. But after these projects, then what?
Option 2 is similar in price...but a different medium...
The price of this unit is extremely close to the price of the previous entry. It would allow me to do fun things like tool windows for my scratch built buildings. I could also line up and cut hundreds of pieces for roof trusses, or bridge trusses, or such. It's a pretty big commitment, though...but not much less than the Mill+Lathe combo.
So that's my option right now - I have to figure out what direction I want to take. I get the feeling that if I bought the laser, I'll be able to work towards the mill/lathe a lot quicker than if I bought Mill/Lathe first and then worked towards the Laser. Unfortunately, that means my Berkshire project will be sitting for a while - but at least my stations will get their windows!!!
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