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What to Consider When Buying a Machine Tool

This probably isn’t mind-blowing, but machine tool purchase decisions are not to be taken lightly. A shop looking to acquire a new machine has to weigh its options. This means, among other things, carefully considering the work it needs the machine to do and evaluating any number of financial variables against the machine models available. This Knowledge Center is dedicated to trying to make those tasks a little easier. We'll continue to add content over time. Here’s the basics on What to Consider When Buying a Machine Tool as well as some recent machine introductions from some of the industry's leading players.

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