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Mini lathe (and mill) discussion.

Stevendavis

70cc twin V2
Another piece of the puzzle showed up today. An X - Y table for my drill press, and it is heavy. I've been wanting to add one for a while now for precision drilling. Do you think I can do light milling with it??
 

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Stevendavis

70cc twin V2
Had to do a little cleaning, filing, and paint removal. I also had to remove a lip on each of the threaded rods so the handles would go on. The casting is a little rough, as others have said, but it works good.
 

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dhal22

GSN Sponsor Tier 1
I can get that mill for about the price of a PM25 with stand and shipping. Of course the PM 25 price has risen $500 - $1000 since I've been looking at this mill.
 

TonyHallo

150cc
Had to do a little cleaning, filing, and paint removal. I also had to remove a lip on each of the threaded rods so the handles would go on. The casting is a little rough, as others have said, but it works good.
I tried a table on my drill press many years ago. I was milling steel and the results were less than ideal. I would image that aluminum and plastic would work however. The drill press lacks the mass and rigidity needed.
 

Stevendavis

70cc twin V2
I tried a table on my drill press many years ago. I was milling steel and the results were less than ideal. I would image that aluminum and plastic would work however. The drill press lacks the mass and rigidity needed.
Yea, I was thinking that. The main purpose is for precision drilling and no more guestimations! I imagine once I'm able to pick up a bench top mill, this one will end up in my kid's garage.
 
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Stevendavis

70cc twin V2
I can get that mill for about the price of a PM25 with stand and shipping. Of course the PM 25 price has risen $500 - $1000 since I've been looking at this mill.

There's a mill near me that looks like a really good deal. I just don't have any place to put something like that. He want's 1500.00 or best offer.
 

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dhal22

GSN Sponsor Tier 1
Now that is a mill! Hope you have a big truck! You're going to have a real nice shop. Have any idea of the weight?

I own an F350 Superduty and multiple trailers so good there. I'll unload my excavator trailer and use that one. Mill is 3000 lbs +/-.
 
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