Tormach vs SYIL

Cut to the chase? The SYIL X7 is in a class above the Tormach in terms of capability, accuracy and reliability.

Cut to the chase? The SYIL X7 is in a class above the Tormach in terms of capability, accuracy and reliability.

Hey there! Considering switching to SYIL? If so, you’re probably trying to figure out whether it will be the right decision for you – and we wanted to help make that process a bit easier.

Scroll down and you’ll find as many details as we can squeeze onto a single page to help give you an overview of SYIL vs Tormach compared. We’ll also give you a straight-up comparison of features, customer experiences, pricing and performance.

  SYIL Tormach

SYIL 5 Starting from $8,280
SYIL 7 Starting from $15,941

(excludes shipping costs from China)

Tormach 770mx starting at $16,995
Tormach 1100mx starting at $19,250

(US pricing)

Various CNC controller choice ✅ Yes, Offer SIEMENS, FANUC, LNC, and SYNTEC with Full Servo Package suitable for all kind industrial CNC machining environment. ❌ No, Only PC base with an open-source software, not stable.
Absolute Servo package include spindle motors ✅ Yes, Automatic back to Zero point and includes encoders. ❌ No, Servo still need home or position switch
High Accuracy  ✅ Yes, after laser compensation each axis repeatability is at 0.001mm positional accuracy is at 0.002mm ❌ No, Dovetail with adjustable gibs over 0.01-0.01mm
SCHNEEBERGER® Swiss Epoxy Granite Frame ✅ Yes, compared with steel, grey cast iron or iron castings. Its outstanding vibration damping, chemical resistance and thermal properties ❌ No, HT200/250 Iron casting
Machine frame from Ground ✅ Yes, SYIL X7 is a full casting machine body, 5 series is a benchtop ❌ No, All benchtop machines
Guide way protection by THODACON from Germany ✅ Yes, Steel covers are an important part of a machine tool for the protection of guideways.
Excellent mechanical characteristics:
Mineral Oil and coolants
High temperature
Heavy chip loads
❌ No, Rubber Protection
THK Ball Screw and Linear Guide Way from Japan ✅ Yes, THK Ball Screw low noise, small torque fluctuations and long-term maintenance-free operation by using a ball cage. LM Guide Linear Guide way that achieves a deep grooved raceway with its diameter more approximate to the ball diameter than the conventional type and has high rigidity, vibration and shock resistance, and damping characteristics, ❌ No
FAG/SCHAEFFLER Bearing from Germany ✅ Yes, in these bearings, the raceways have optimized roughness and geometrical accuracy. This gives a higher load-carrying capacity and longer service life. ❌ No, unknown brand products
Couplings from R+W®  Germany ✅ Yes, the main advantages of elastomer couplings include vibration damping, easy installation, zero backlash transmission, and electrical isolation ❌ No, unknown brand products
Coolant Through Spindle (CTS)
SYIL 7 Supports high-pressure CTS
✅ Yes, with 30000rpm HSK E40 Spindle supports CTS, ❌ No


Why should I consider SYIL over Tormach?

If you are looking for a CNC Machine that increasingly attempts to do CNC milling and turning and do not mind cutting through the noise to make it work for your metal cutting needs, then a Tormach might be suitable for you.

But if performance, accuracy, cost of ownership and an effective machining experience are important to you, keep reading. If you are sick of wading through menus and navigating complex options that you never use, we have got news for you: So were we.

Let us be real here: Tormach is a popular CNC tool, used by many people to achieve a vast number of things. But if you are a serious Machinist and you care about the experience you and your business team has every day at work, you can probably do better!

So, what does SYIL do better?

Let us start by talking about what SYIL does the same. One of the most loved features of Tormach is that it is open source software and is fairly flexible. The main difference is that SYIL is explicitly focused on doing one thing really well: Accurate machining at an affordable cost.

SYIL offers higher accuracy


After laser compensation the X axis repeatability is at 0.001mm and positional accuracy is at 0.002mm! Y axis repeatability is at 0.0008mm and positional accuracy is at 0.001mm! Z axis repeatability is at 0.001mm and position accuracy is at 0.002mm! Ball bar test comes in at 6.4 μm!

SYIL is made with top-notch European components

SYIL X7 comes with all the quality components you need to and direct relationships with all the top European manufactures. Epoxy Granite is the future for accurate CNC Machine Tools.

SCHNEEBERGER mineral casting which you can get the same quality frame such as like DMGMORI, GF+, HERMLE, and DATRON.

The entire process from the design phase and the actual casting process, through to final finishing is subject to rigorous quality procedures. This guarantees that complex machine structures and sub-assemblies with integrated guideways are produced to the specified dimensions and to the highest quality.

High Dimensional Precision - Micron-level accuracy and higher stability
Outstanding Damping Performance - approximately 10 times better than cast iron
Pre-embedded Cooling Channels and Functional Parts


SYIL is more affordable

We have built the best small CNC machine. You get an incredible machine tool and fantastic support and compared to Tormach a more affordable price-point:


SYIL has worldwide reach

SYIL has the best support for customer service, here is many cases from our communities



SYIL has faster Rapids Speeds and Tool changers

Because SYIL X7 is powered by a modern technology – it is fast. Really, really, really, ridiculously fast.


SYIL is not just for hobby CNC machining

Getting up and running with Tormach, for the uninitiated, can be a long process. PC base control system is hardly suitable to an industrial CNC machining environment. But in China the market does not have personal CNC users, it is heavy industry such as Automobile, IT, Aero Space, Defense. They require long time CNC machining job. We have thousands of machines that keep running 24/7 in all kinds of business.



Cut to the chase? The SYIL X7 is in a class above the Tormach in terms of capability, accuracy and reliability. In terms of longevity, no dovetail slideways means your SYIL X7 will probably last as long if not longer than you care to keep it. No need for a regrind if you use it for production, no need to worry about loss of accuracy...Oh and of course the machine has an auto oiler to make it work smoothly whenever you power it up.

SYIL is best if…

  • You want an economical and reliable well built machine with business credentials
  • You want professional support and hassle free ownership
  • Are looking to invest in a new machine that will offer a fantastic space footprint
  • Wanting to take advantage of the properties of the Epoxy Granite machine body
  • You realize that for nearly the same cost as a the other machine, you get a significantly more capable machine
  • You are a business that needs business level service and performance

You might be better off with Tormach when…

  • You want modularity, to allow a small purchase price to start with and then add the extras to get you something that will be just good enough
  • Can live with having to periodically adjust your machine
  • Can live with lower precision and accuracy


You’re now armed with knowledge! Hopefully this guide was useful to give you a general overview of Tormach compared to SYIL.

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