Bolton Tools Combo Lathe Mill Drill 12" X 30", Separate Lathe & Mill Motors 3/4 Hp Each,110v or 220v, Without Stand Similar Machines Don't Allow for Usage of Both Lathe & Mill Operation At the Same Time
I have been machining for 10 + years and was truly impressed by this machine considering what it costs. I had the pleasure of being able to pick it up and the team at Bolton were professional, courteous and provided an overall great experience.
This machine is so solid I am converting it to CNC immediately!
It is very similar to the Grizzly G9729 model and some Shop Fox machines I have used but has more features then other machines in this class and boasts tight tolerances. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I was shocked as to how far my money went - I got more than I expected! This proves that sometimes you don't have to pay more to get more.
Everything is VERY solid and what one would expect from a precision machine. The fact you can run the mill and lathe at the same time is a real plus!
This is a truly professional quality machine at a hobbyist price!
Truth in Reviewing: I have not YET bought this (AT750) machine. I am deciding between several alternatives, but, currently, I am torn between this comparatively inexpensive model AT750 and Bolton's BPD290VF. As such, I read the first listed review and suspected that said review might well have been written by someone from Bolton Tools -- the proverbial, "seems too good to be true." So, I then, of course, read the related comments looking for some version of "reality," as it were. Dichele's comment conjured up the online buyer's nightmare scenario; it also prompted me to do some digging.
I called the phone number proffered here under the "Questions Answered" ("Daniel" 909-594-1245) which is, apparently, for Bolton Hardware. I reached a very pleasant individual (Jose) who was well informed about the Bolton Tool product line and metal machining -- with a decade or so of related experience in medical device fabrication and production. Notably, he took considerable time to answer my many, no doubt seemingly idiotically simple, questions. His responses were easy to understand and extensively detailed. Among them, in the event of receiving a damaged packing case, call them to arrange for its return and replacement. Obviously, I've no related experience to support how the post-purchase policy plays out in the real world; a call to the BBB would precede any actual purchase. On balance, I learned quite a bit and came away very favorably impressed on all counts.
However, a skeptic at heart, I Googled "Bolton Tools.Read more ›
I've had mine for about a year. I haven wired it up because I can't tell what voltage it's set up on , I'm not an electrician and can't tell what it's set on or how to adjust the voltage I don't wanna burn up one of the motors not sure what to do , the instructions are extremely vague , any body have this issue ? What's it come wired up for ? 110 or 220 ?