Want to get it before Christmas?
The holiday season is upon us and before you know it it'll be too late to get your package before Christmas!
USPS Postal Mail Shipments
According to USPS, these are the latest dates to ship with a good expectation (but no guarantee) of delivery in time for the holiday:
First-Class Mail, December 20
Priority Mail, December 21
Priority Mail Express, December 23
AE ZIP Code 093xx: December 2
All other ZIP Codes: December 9
Canada: First Class, December 8; Priority Mail, December 10; Priority Mail Express, December 17
Asia/Pacific Rim/Australia/New Zealand/Mexico: First Class and Priority Mail, December 8; Priority Mail Express, December 15
Caribbean/Europe/Middle East: First Class, December 8; Priority Mail, December 10; Priority Mail Express, December 15
Central America/South America: First Class and Priority Mail, December 1; Priority Mail Express, December 10
Africa: First Class and Priority Mail, December 1; Priority Mail Express, December 8
This UPS Transit Time Map shows how long UPS Ground shipments take to reach you. Note that during the holiday season, many locations outside the Pacific Southwest take a day longer in transit than the usual time.
UPS also offers 3 Day Select (last day to ship: December 19), 2nd Day Air (December 21), and even Next Day Air (December 22) service to most US destinations--but you'll pay a pretty penny for this expedited service. Shipping on these dates will get your package delivered on Friday, December 23. You can go a day later on 2nd Day Air and Next Day Air packages if you specify Saturday delivery, which adds $16 per package.
Machines shipped by truck can take from 1-6 business days (1-10 calendar days), depending on your distance from southern California. To be safe, Easterners who want a shiny new mill or lathe under the tree ought to get your order in by December 14.
Meet the new Deluxe Bench Lathe
We're excited to announce another addition to our lineup of HiTorque machines: the model 3595 HiTorque 8.5"x20" Deluxe Bench Lathe. It has all the features of our model 3540 HiTorque 8.5"x20" Bench Lathe (including power cross feed, a powerful 1000 W brushless motor, cam-lock tailstock, and extensive threading capabilities) but with several extras:
- AXA quick change tool post (QCTP) set with five tool holders
- Digital readout (DRO) displays on compound rest and cross slide
- Anodized aluminum hand wheels, knobs, and levers
- Improved splash guard
- Modified compound rest to better accommodate the QCTP
HiTorque Machines In Stock
We have these HiTorque machines in stock and ready for shipment.
With its 500W brushless DC drive system, the 5100 HiTorque 7x16 Mini Lathe has the most low speed torque of any mini lathe. And features like the 4" 3-jaw chuck, cam-lock tailstock, full half-nuts, and apron gear shield make this lathe unique.
The 5200 HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe incorporates all the goodness of our 5100 mini lathe, plus it includes an all-steel wedge-style quick change tool post set with five tool holders. In addition, the 5200 features digital readouts on the cross slide and compound rest, and it has metal handwheels instead of plastic.
The HiTorque 8.5x20 Bench Lathe features a power cross feed--a unique feature in lathes of this size. The 1000W brushless spindle drive motor provides tremendous low-end torque and continuously variable speed from 100-2000 RPM in both directions.
The HiTorque Micro Mill features a powerful 250W brushless spindle drive motor, which offers tremendous low-end torque, speeds from 100-5000 RPM, and no gears or belts to shift. (No gears also makes it the quietest in its class.) And at 15.7"x5.7", the mill table is huge! It's available with a 2 Morse Taper spindle (model 4700) or an ER-16 spindle (model 4660).
The Model 3990 HiTorque Mini Mill features an R8 spindle for wide tooling compatibility and a solid column for increased rigidity and reduced chatter. This mini mill has a larger X-Y table and more power (500W brushless DC drive) than its competitors.
The HiTorque Bench Mill is a step up in size, rigidity, and power compared to a mini mill. It provides a larger table (23.4" x 5.5"), more travel, and more horsepower (750W). The HiTorque Bench Mill incorporates a true quill and drill press-style handles for easy drilling. A button on the end of each handle reverses the spindle to make tapping easy. The control panel includes a digital spindle speed display.
Each of these machines is the best in its class, with unique features not available elsewhere. There is finally a Mini Lathe and Mini Mill worthy of the LittleMachineShop.com brand.
Tormach Personal CNC Milling Machines
Tormach’s PCNC mills represent a new approach to small and bench top CNC milling machines. Designed for real work, the machines have the strength, power, and accuracy needed to cut serious materials. We carry a full line of Tormach products, including the latest milling machine, the PCNC 440, as well as the larger PCNC 770 and PCNC 1100 Series 3 milling machines. We have a PCNC 440 and a PCNC 1100 in our showroom for demonstrations. Give us a call and make an appointment to see them in action.