· A milling machine is basically used for shaping, routing, boring, and drilling metals and other solid materials. Generally there are two egories of the milling machine which include the vertical type and the horizontal type. In order to optimize the capacity of the milling machine, it is essential to identify the appropriate milling machine type for specific tasks.
Seconding this, though I haven't used one. Those look like they put on a bad mill on a reasonable lathe. Which is far better than compromising on both, or overpaying for a mediocre mill. When you outgrow the mill capabilities, you'll still have a useful lathe. I'm not so sure that's true with the combo machines.