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Used Johnford CNC’s For Sale

Looking for a Used Johnford CNC for Sale? Want to Learn More about your Options on Used Johnford Lathes or Johnford Mills? You’ve Come to the Right Place!

No matter what type of used Johnford you are looking for, we have our used Johnford price listed right next to each available machine to make the buying process easy. All the used Johnford CNC machines for sale at have been thoroughly checked and can offer you the benefits of Johnford without the expense of buying new. We both buy and sell used Johnford CNC’s because we genuinely care about helping American manufacturers like you succeed and our Johnford CNC’s make machining affordable for small shops across the country.

Quality Used CNC Machines

By offering quality used Johnford CNC’s for sale, we provide access to equipment and technology to keep you competitive and producing parts and high levels of efficiency. We’re here if you want to sell a used CNC and replace it with a Johnford or if you want to add Johnford CNC’s to increase production. When you are looking for a used Johnford for sale, we can help. We want to partner with you, so call us at 844.262.6789 and we’ll get started to find the best solutions for your shop.

Johnford (also called Roundtop Machinery Industries) has vertical machining centers, double column machining centers, lathes, CNC wheel lathes and horizontal boring and milling centers. They also make a number of other specialty CNC machines.

We want to help you learn more about buying used Johnford CNC machines to select the perfect ones for your application. This page is intended to inform you about the company that makes the Johnford CNCs’s, help you find local service, give you an overview of the products made under the Johnford name and give you guidelines on how to purchase a used Johnford CNC. We’ll also cover the types of CNC controllers that the makers of Johnford machines puts on it’s machines so that you can select one that best fits your needs.

Johnford Company & History

Johnford, which is actually Roundtop Machinery Industries, was established in 1984 in Taiwan. They have been listed on the Taiwan stock exchange since 2001. Roundtop boasts an earthquake-proof office building, strong research and development resources, patented products and a commitment to providing fast service as well as a long-term commitment to perpetuity. Since 1992 they have been making vertical CNC lathes, horizontal machining centers, double column machining centers, flat-bed CNC lathes as well as CNC forming machines and screw cutting CNC lathes. According to their catalog, they have 250 employees and two factories in Taiwan.

Johnford Product Support & Service

Roundtop’s primary outlet in the United States is Absolute Machine Tools in Lorain, OH, who has partnered with Roundtop to supply Johnford CNC’s for over 28 years as of 2018. Absolute Machine Tools is the importer, and they have a number of distributors around the country who provide service as well. As a Johnford machine owner in the USA, we suggest that you call Absolute at 800.852.7825 and they will either help you or direct you to the nearest service center for Johnford CNC support. Johnford also has a dedicated after-sales service assistant manager who deals with all kinds of technical issues – but he primarily deals with the distributors/agents rather than machine owners.

Johnford CNC Control Systems

Most Johnford CNC come with Fanuc controls for reliability and worldwide service. Common features include a 10.4” color LCD display, PCM/CIA slot, USB port, 512KB of memory, a full keyboard and AICC II Contour Control (high speed machining with 200 blocks look ahead).

Also available is an optional data server with high speed processing up to 1000 block look ahead and 3-axis simultaneous movements up to 60,000 blocks per minute. Another option is the Manual Guide i Software which provides access to material libraries, solid modeling animation, automatic graphical prompt-driven programing and a question and answer format to help simplify machine programming.

Some machines come with Siemens controls or Heidenhain controls. Siemens can have LCD screens of 15.1” color, as compared with the smaller 10.4” possible on the Fanuc. Siemens also has ShopMill programming, automatic residual material detection, universal interpolator NURBS and spline interpolation for 3-axis. The Heidenhain has even more sophisticated software options and comes in 2 configurations. One of the configurations is designed for 3-D machining with motion control, 3-D tool compensation, tool center point management, tool radium compensation normal to the tool direction as well as precise interpolation.

The Johnford CNC Product Series



Johnford BMC Series

Heaviest Horizontal boring mill in it’s class – 35 HP, 55,000 lbs weight. It comes with a heavy-duty arm-type ATC which can be separated from the machine for easy maintenance. It holds 60 tools as a standard, with larger tool changes also available. Other standard accessories include a coolant unit, spindle air blast, spindle and gear box cooler chip conveyor & chip bucket, rigid tapping, leveling bolts and pads and a Fanuc controller.

Johnford DMC Series

These are double column machining centers (DCM) with high-speed spindles for faster processing efficiency. A high-speed bridge mill that can take the place of large C-frame type mills. Available in a wide range of sizes. The automatic tool changer takes 7 seconds to change tools. It’s supported with linear ways to ensure rapid and smooth traverse. Standard machines come with 24 tools, but there are options for 32, 40 and 60 tools.

Johnford GMC Series

Heavy duty gantry type machining centers – these feature a moving bridge on two platforms and a fixed table for unlimited table loads. X-axis travel can be anywhere from 3 to 20 meters. Some machines are equipped with linear motors or preloaded rack and pinion drives to expand the X-travel. There are two types of bridges: the box-in-box bridge and a rugged bridge with offset y-axis ways. The box-in-box bridge is lighter weight and supports headstock with two additional I-beams. All bridges can be equipped with linear scales for y-axis moving precision.

Johnford GT Series

This is Johnford’s large turning center series. The distance between centers can range from 39″ to a very long 354″. These machines hold 12 tools and have tailstock quill diameter of 7.9″.

Johnford HMC Series

This horizontal machining center is designed in the symmetrical box-in-box structure. Spindles may be either direct-drive or built-in.

Johnford HT Series

The HT series are turning centers with a slant bed design for rigidity, chip flow and accessibility. They are designed for large product runs.

Johnford JET/DMC Series

High-speed bridge mills that can take the place of large C-frame type mills at a lower price.

Johnford LC/SCM Series

Large, heavy-duty, high precision flatbed CNC turning centers with a spindle structure supported by precision double row cylindrical roller bearings or high precision taper roller bearings. Various turret configurations are available including front and rea turrets.

Johnford SL Series

These are “Super” lathes that come in a wide range of sizes. Optional accessories include C-axis, C+Y-axis, contract tool setting system, parts catchers, programmable hydraulic tailstock, bar feeder interface (or bar feeder), 2 step auto gear box, rotary tailstock and angle encoder for C-axis.

Johnford ST Series

These are super turning centers with rugged construction and additional features.

Johnford VMC/SV Series

C-Frame machines with four oversized box ways to fully support the machines saddle and work table for excellent X-axis accuracy over the full travel range of the machine. Some machines have zero table overhang and a super wide base.

Johnford VTC Series

This series is a heavy-duty vertical machining series with an automatic pallet changer design for easier loading or unloading of the workpiece. They have double turrets.

Found a Used Johnford CNC? Here’s what you can do before you go see it.

  • Be informed. When you buy a used Johnford machine, you’re going to need to do more research than when buying a new CNC. Start by making a list of your requirements. You should consider the:
    • Types of materials you want to machine – Are the easy or hard to machine?
    • Tolerances you need – Tight tolerances or not?
    • Industries you’ll primarily be serving – How complex are the parts for this industry?
    • Level of production you’ll be running – High volume light-out? Or short runs?
    • Expertise you have available in your shop – Does anyone know the controls or have time to learn?

You may want to buy a similar CNC to a Johnford that you already have, or you may want to look for one that is newer, so you can begin to connect everything via ethernet or Wi-Fi to take advantage of software innovations.

  • Ask for good photos. Zoom up in the photos and look for signs of damage and worn components.
  • Speak with a local service provider who can provide service for the machine or call the Johnford service.
  • Search similar years for the Johnford CNC to see how pricing compares.
  • Get the hours of operation.
  • Ask for the maintenance records of the specific Johnford that you are considering. Repair work isn’t a bad thing, in many cases, it will help you know what been replaced, what hasn’t and if it was done right. Ask for as much documentation as the seller can provide. This will help you in case you have problems at later date and provide you with details for buying parts.
  • Find out if any tooling or other accessories are being offered for sale along with this used Johnford CNC.

Inspecting a Johnford CNC

Once you’ve done your homework, and you think you’ve finally identified the perfect Johnford for your company, you may decide to buy it without looking at it, or you want to go the extra mile an inspect the machine for yourself. If you choose to buy it from, we can offer you options on how to ensure that the used CNC equipment you are buying meets your quality standards. Here are some inspection tips below.

How to Inspect a Used Johnford CNC You Find For Sale

  • Inspect for damage and worn components. Carefully look all over the machine. There are enough used Johnford CNC’s available that you shouldn’t have to buy a machine with obvious damage or signs of wear.
  • Ask to operate the machine to see it actually run.
  • Listen to the sounds of the axis moving at different speeds
  • Run the spindle at the max RPM.
  • Look at the guards and sensors on the machine. If sensors, switches, wires and hoses all match and look like they match well, that’s an indication of a well-maintained machine.
  • Make parts on the machine if possible.
  • Check the tool-changer or turret. See how well it changes tools at different areas of the tool changer
  • Check the electrical cabinet for anything that looks like “not factory” and ask about it.
  • *Important* If you are planning on buying this machine, take a photo of the serial number plate which contains valuable information.
  • Ask if the seller can provide the manuals that came with the machine.
  • If possible, ask the owner why he’s selling the machine.
  • Find out what process controller is on the machine. For older machines, the processor may have been upgraded.
  • Review bar feeder options for CNC turning centers and pallet changes for mills.
  • Review chip & coolant management options.
  • Find out the electrical requirements for install.
  • Discuss payment options, you may get a better deal with a cash down-payment.
  • Buy from someone who has a good reputation.

Daily Updated Johnford CNC Inventory

We are a trusted source for used Johnford CNC machines and consistently take in used Johnford CNC’s. In addition, carries other brands of CNC mills and lathes in a wide range of configurations. All our CNC machines have been thoroughly checked and refurbished as necessary to ensure our customers are satisfied. We welcome you to call 844.262.6789 or visit and inspect one of our used Johnford CNC machines for yourself.