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    Help deciding with Bridgeport VMC purchase.

    Hello, I'm looking at purchasing one of the following Bridgeport's.
    I'm looking to put one in my home shop mostly aluminum parts.
    If you had your choice, what would you go for first? Should I absolutely stay away from any or all of them?

    1997 VMC 800/22 DX-32
    1997 TORQ-CUT 22 DX-32
    1997 TORQ-CUT 30 DX-32
    1997 TORQ-CUT TCG3 BPCMC
    1994 VMC 760/22 dx-32


    Thank you,
    Tim

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    Re: Help deciding with Bridgeport VMC purchase.

    I have a TC3G. It has made me money. If your handy they are fairly easy to keep running. I have a thread over on WW about my machine.
    https://weldingweb.com/vbb/showthrea...ew-(to-me)-VMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tore_Back View Post
    Hello, I'm looking at purchasing one of the following Bridgeport's.
    I'm looking to put one in my home shop mostly aluminum parts.
    If you had your choice, what would you go for first? Should I absolutely stay away from any or all of them?

    1997 VMC 800/22 DX-32
    1997 TORQ-CUT 22 DX-32
    1997 TORQ-CUT 30 DX-32
    1997 TORQ-CUT TCG3 BPCMC
    1994 VMC 760/22 dx-32


    Thank you,
    Tim
    Check if the machine fits through your door. Check the voltage. Some are 480 volts. 480 volts will not work for me. I am looking at getting a torq cut 22. It is the smallest. I have limited space and short garage door. I know nothing about these. If you have the space, may be the bigger one would be better. Because of their age, the electronics could go bad. Be prepared to tinker with it or upgrade the electronics.

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    If I had more free space and a bigger door, I would get a VMC 800/22. It has the biggest table and table travel. It also has a bigger motor. I have been researching these models also. They share some of the same parts. I am figuring on some repairs or upgrading. Machines this old are bound to have a few issues.

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    I got two of the 800's. were you looking at the machines in Lewiston?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tore_Back View Post
    I got two of the 800's. were you looking at the machines in Lewiston?
    Yes, I did not buy anything. I bid low, I was concerned about unknown rigging and transportation costs. Congrats on your purchases.

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