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david pierce
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Chris,
Once you get your new mill up and running and get some dividing attachments, you can cut quality precision gears. One nice feature with the mill you bought is having plenty of room on the bed to take advantage of a larger high precision dividing head and tail stock. This will allow you to do high precision work with fewer problems such as chatter and movement that you have to work around using smaller equipment. A dividing head with a worm drive and dividing plates will index far more accurately than a direct hole plate due to error reduction. Many of the old watch part machines from the past such as rounding up tools are now obsolete due to the precision that modern tools can now produce.
david