My Experience

Guest Post by Billy Briggs - SOE Metals

SOE METALS

Billy Briggs

My story begins 4 months ago when a life long friend approached me asking if
I ever thought about starting my own business.  I had been around lasers and
plasmas my whole life but never thought about getting myself a mill and
lathe.

So in January, I contacted a company and the salesman sounded great
but he lacked communication.  So I gave up on that company and that is when I
turned to Gage Machine Tool.  I called and within a week Dirk(the owner) and
Chad his trusty salesman came and had a lunch meeting with my wife and me.
Not only were they super knowledgeable of the machines and tools, but they
brought with them an actual controller off of a machine.  That had me sold
on the spot.  It was so easy to go through the steps to get a high-quality
part.

So after we got approved and the machines were delivered March 6th.
I purchased the VM10i and the TM8i, they were so tough looking.  We had to
wait a couple weeks for me to get the correct power put in (no 3 phase
direct) I have to run off of a 50hp phase converter.  Then 2 service techs
came and had them hard installed in a matter of hours.  The following Monday
Chad Waldo came and the next 3 days he and I put in some long hours.  He
wanted to make sure I was super comfortable running and programming both the
mill and the lathe that he stayed as long as I wanted him to.  

He came back in 2 weeks and was very surprised to find I had been
doing such a great job.  How could you not with such an amazing machine!  I
still have questions from time to time but rest assured Chad and his staff
are super eager to help!

I would recommend the Hurco brand and Gage Machine Tool to anyone and everyone. Such an easy machine to work with to get critical tolerances within .0005 of an
inch.

-Billy Briggs - SOE METALS

Billy workin it on his TM8!

Billy workin it on his TM8!